Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 29,117 Points (17.03.1965 / Mt. Barker S.A)

Urgently - Poem by Lyn Paul

What For?
Not sure
For bills, need more
Plant a seed
It is what we all need
I want to plant you URGENTLY
A Money tree.
Is it for giving?
High cost of living
Such crime
People doing time
Touching, everyones hands
Germs galore; who cares I have plans
For money.
Does it make the world turn
Yes, No
One day we will learn.$$$$$$$$$$$$

Copyrig ht Reserved May 2014

Topic(s) of this poem: greed, money, survival

Poet's Notes about The Poem

'Aha aaah.... all the things I could do, If I had a little money'.....
Abba Song -

Comments about Urgently by Lyn Paul

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/15/2017 11:54:00 AM)

    High cost of living
    Such crime....yes, money can bring high cost of living as well as it can lead to crime. Dear Lyn, you have so nicely inscribed the both sides of a coin. Beautiful poem with lofty insight! 10
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  • Bri Edwards (4/3/2017 5:58:00 PM)

    p.s. i added an apostrophe to everyones....ok? (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (4/3/2017 5:51:00 PM)

    if you get TOO MUCH money (is there such a thing?) , i'm willing to share with you. that's what friends are FOR, right? ?

    this shall now go, kicking and screaming [Money, money, money! ! ! ! ] into my/our April 2017's showcase.


    favorite lines:
    It is what we all need
    I want to plant you URGENTLY
    A Money tree.

    also into MyPoemList.

    bri :)
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  • Hans Vr (12/12/2016 8:02:00 PM)

    I love the Abba song very much, and I love this poem very much too.
    It underlines the need of money and the need to love money.
    We all work for money, which is the very logical thing to do.
    I think the problem arises if we work for money all the time,
    then we become money's servant.
    Ideally, we work for money and then when it comes our way,
    it is logical that we make money work for us, we use it, enjoy it.
    If we just hoard and be frugal and keep working for it all the time, we become servant and money the boss.
    Imagine all these politicians, big pharma and bankers who have much more than they ever can spend,
    how different would life become if they stop selling their own principles and values for more and more and really decide to make money work for them rather than remaining a enslaved to money.
    Wow, Lyn, this is such a nice and thought provoking poem. Excellent!
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  • Christopher Tye (9/15/2016 8:32:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, it's all too easy to succumb to greed when thinking about money and forget there is much more of greater value in humanity. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/6/2016 10:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful write on truth. Money can buy many things, yet certain things money cannot buy. But greed for money is also not good. You conveyed a beautiful message through this poem. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (5/16/2015 6:52:00 PM)

    Very truthful thought and it is a mirror talking to all
    Awesome idea
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  • Nick Kler (4/23/2015 9:03:00 AM)

    Money, it gives us a false sense of security. Hope. that was planted deep within us, was for God. When we don't find him, a void remains and we become immensely alone. We think that money is going to fill that void. It's only after we cross the age of 40, we begin to understand merely some of the faint realities of this world. But it's too late, time has left us far behind. Money is a problem that takes a whole lifetime to realize.
    Again, a very thought provoking poem........Thanks
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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/19/2014 6:55:00 PM)

    The Blble says that the love of money is the root of all evil. You have written very responsively on this important subject! (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (12/16/2012 7:48:00 PM)

    Short, sharp staccato lines, impact and meaning in tight lines. I Like this a lot. (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2012 4:08:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem about money wonderfully structured won my heart! Kudos! (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2012 8:53:00 PM)

    The root of all evil yet we cannot survive without it. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (12/9/2012 3:41:00 AM)

    I guess money is only a problem when people steal or misuse it,
    A brilliant write, loved it, -Off to buy a money tree.
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  • Kelvin Owusu (12/7/2012 4:14:00 AM)

    interesting how you structure your piece great work (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (12/7/2012 1:39:00 AM)

    Yep. Everybody is right: ^) This is a cool poem x (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2012 9:49:00 PM)

    Most of us always think of our everyday woes in terms of money. If I say people are happier without money or with less money, it is more of philosophical than reality, so I agree that we need money and during the process acquiring it, we should not sell our peace of mind! (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (12/4/2012 2:26:00 PM)

    There is nothing intrinsically wrong with money - we need it to pay our way in society. The problem is when greed takes over, and when we become obsessed with having more and more when there are those who are in genuine need. Interesting and provocative write. (Report) Reply

  • Karoliena Somura (12/2/2012 10:12:00 PM)

    This is the best and realist poem Ive read by you so far! I still got lots to look through, but this is SUPER AMAZING! ! ! ! LOVED IT! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (12/2/2012 4:23:00 AM)

    Good point well made. This is effectively structured to make a good little read! I liked it a lot (Report) Reply

  • (12/1/2012 12:31:00 PM)

    The dreams of what we might do with money are almost definitely more pleasurable than the reality. But Lord give me the opportunity to find out! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 21, 2017

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