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Why would I swap

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Why would I swap

Why would I swap?

What have they, these men of wealth?
What could they give to me
I have the skies the clouds the rain
I have eternity 
For I would live within this now
Expecting naught at all
Because this world, all by itself
Is so, so beautiful.

I see them with their dull, glum faces
No hint of any smile
And yet I’m supposed to envy them!
With all their wealthy style
No belly laughter comes from them
Cause this be all dried up
As for the joys of life itself
They hardly fill the cup.

While birds are singing in the trees
And the stars shine bright at night
While the flowers smell so wonderful
And the birds give sweet delight!
Oh, I could go on all day long
Why would I want at all?
When my world is oh, so beautiful
And theirs seems oh, so cruel.

2 August 2013 @ 0740hrs.



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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:29:00 PM
    At one time in my life, I was earning a lot of $$$ because I had a high position in a mid sized corporation. The possessions I had at the time did not make me any happier. All the problems I had were still with me--only worse. I talk about this sometimes and people don't believe me or understand what I am saying. You are the envy of the "1%". Keep it up!!!!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/3/2013 9:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Duke I have never been in that position of authority, even nine years in the army, I never went higher than corporal; I have never wanted to climb the ladder or reach for fame. I love my life far too much for that...thanks for your comments, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Peter, you are so right. Their emptiness and greed is consuming the whole beautiful world. It is sharing, giving and the simple joys of life that make everything so worthwhile. I wish you were President. This is really what everyone needs to know. It's tough in a capitalistic culture.