Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


daver austin Avatar daver austin - LIFETIME Premium Member daver austin - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled EASY WAY OUT AT 83 which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by daver austin

Best Daver Austin Poems

+ Fav Poet



A burning question – 
Is it a sin to be rich? -
Yes if you are poor,
But not if you have a lot

How much is too much?
Another burning question
The poor would answer –
When you have more than you need

The rich will answer –
Once rich, there is no limit
Well, I’ve thought and thought
And I’m tired of these questions

It’s a point of view,
Many ways to justify
I’m in the middle
And I’m tired of these questions

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 8:44:00 AM
    I like your poem. I am like you. I am not poor, but I am not rich either. I have come a long way from. I don't think that it's a sin to be rich - when you have worked for it all your life. It is not how much we make - It is what we do - with what we have made. Hey U. R. still young smile Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Ah wealth and the power one may wield, this is a proverbial question, Daver. Either, or, might feel hounded. I've been at both ends of the spectrum and the middle might feel to be the best.:) Happily you aren't Hugh Hefner! You have your wonderful kitties, he has a house full of bunnies.:) Stay well...Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 2:57:00 PM
    too much or too little, the storys abound , the rich n the poor on the merry-go-round, happiness-health- give me more, till i canter across the fatal shore, poor as a church mouse this old hound, forever for bloody sure:) Don re: EASY WAY OUT AT 83 Daver Austin

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Hello dear poet ! I have been hoping that you would respond to the comments the last couple of times that I made, yet, I know that you poets are a busy set of souls. Hopefully, I will hear from you soon my friend. In regard this write of yours.....My wealth is (on earth), is My children ! Oh how wealthy this soul feels Dave ! Great write dear poet ! Have a wonderful 83.....much love, james

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 2:31:00 PM
    ah yes, one of those questions. Nice one Daver

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 2:58:00 PM
    I think that richness is relevent, in as much as how usefull it is to a person Daver; and whether people can view it outside of their inherent fear of mortality/insignificance, and the urge to grab at "it" wealth along with power etc as an antidote.. L O L))) hope I've not bored you Daver.."

    austin Avatar daver austin
    Date: 2/4/2013 3:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Exactly the reason for the poem, Joe. I don't want to think about any of it any more. This is the reward for turning 83 - you don't have to. Love, daver