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Below is the poem entitled Success which was written by poet Peter Duggan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The other day I saw a man
He was an old, old man
He had this sparkle on his face
And a wondrous smile that ran
Right from his mouth up to his ears
He was a happy guy
And yet he had no home, no car
And soon in death he’ll lie.

I saw a man on the Television
His face all misery
He was a man who had so much
Such an important man he be
And yet his face was deathly grey
All life was drained from it
It seems that all his cobwebbed money
Has not helped him a bit.

I let you see the contrast here
So all you folk who hope
One day to be someone of means
I hope they will take note
Though money has a lot of value
It does not bring success
Cause in the end success must mean
A life of happiness.

1 September 2013 @ 0642hrs.

Copyright © Peter Duggan

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  1. Date: 9/1/2013 5:14:00 PM
    They say, "money can't buy happiness", and I agree whole-heartedly! A very truthful and wise observation in this poem, Peter. I think many people could learn from this. Really good work!....Thank you so much for your kind visit to my poetry!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/1/2013 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Kelly, your comments as usual are appreciated....Peter
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 12:01:00 PM
    Very nice, Peter... wise message... Terry

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/1/2013 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much, Terry, nice of you to comment....Peter