Yor Nella

They Gave Away His Hard Earned Pay - Poem by Yor Nella

It matters not how much he's got
it's not enough he wants more stuff.
Unsatisfied harder he tried
acting so rash to get more cash.
An awful toll he'd sold his soul
and when he died so unsatisfied
they gave away his hard earned pay.

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Topic(s) of this poem: money

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Reflections after the death of a friend who scrimped and saved to the extreme to accumulate wealth.

After he died his estate was divided between 12 distant relatives who he had not seen for 50+ years.

my wife and I were the only ones attending his funeral

Comments about They Gave Away His Hard Earned Pay by Yor Nella

  • (8/15/2012 5:48:00 AM)

    Good work, as they say, you can`t take it with you.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, March 21, 2014

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