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A Pauper When You Die

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A Pauper When You Die

 In life great riches had I, and
all that money could possibly buy
Before me lay great wealth and
Prosperity,  but a lowly pauper was I 
Acquiring great riches consumed me, but for
all those riches  did afford only heartache and 
sorrow for inside I was  among men most poor
Destitute I was for I owned nothing that was lasting
For worldly treasures of silver and gold I gladly sold my soul
To great the price too great the loss!
I never knew worldly pleasures would exact such a high cost
 For this great wisdom I now possess  I must sadly confess 
Gold and silver can help you on no further than the grave
where you lie, for you are a pauper when you die.

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  1. Date: 1/16/2013 3:56:00 PM
    Indeed !! Can't take it with us...yet we still collect more and more. Enjoyed

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Lori I love this and can relate to it...David

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:16:00 AM
    That's the truth! Good day to you.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 8:32:00 AM
    Great piece. Echoes the words of the savior throughout.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:47:00 AM
    Thought provoking. Great piece! Thank you for sharing!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:31:00 PM
    Yes, we come into this world as paupers and we leave it the same way... making us all equal and no better or worse than anyone else...very wise and insightful write, Lori - Tim

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 3:07:00 PM
    great write Lori,just posted a poem Feel the Power,it reflects on your poem