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Below is the poem entitled The Pretence Of Money which was written by poet Hussein Farah. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Pretence Of Money

The Pretence Of Money

Money buy's
all you want
Fancy dresses
with matching shoes
Flashy cars
for all to see
A cosy home
to lazy in.                                                                 
A lov-er
of your dreams
A bunch of friends
to celebrate with
The stories told
are so sweet
And adventures taken
are a treat
 
Your are convinced
of ha-ppi-ness
But Something within
is gone astay
With all the possessions 
all the crowds                                                         
Still the soul
feels so foul
Eternal joy
has no price
Something you
just re-a-lised
 
The misery
is masked
With a smile
in it's place
And tears fall
behind closed doors                                                 
The loud laughs                                        
covers the pain
And items bought
heals the sorrow
The bonds made
are falsely hollow
So voices within
questions tomorrow
 
How lucky you are,
people say
So count your blessing's
as you pray
The bed you made 
is were lay
A comfort worth it                                                     
so you stay
With an empty soul
you act brave
A truth untold
for-ever a slave
So money's pretence
becomes your grave
 
By H.F.
Written: 06/09/2011

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  1. Date: 1/7/2012 2:28:00 PM

    Thank you for this lovely poem. It is something we can all learn from. Excellent style and very very well written. I see from the other comments that you are new here. WELCOME! :D Always, Laura

    Farah Avatar Hussein Farah Date: 1/7/2012 7:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much. I have been writting for a while now so I thought I'd share it with the world. There is nothing more important than the encouragement of people, especially fellow poets. Thank you, appreciate it, Hussein
  1. Date: 1/6/2012 6:22:00 PM

    Welcome to Poetry Soup enjoyed your lovely poem, very true money can't buy you love or happiness, Happy New Year Elizabeth

    Farah Avatar Hussein Farah Date: 1/7/2012 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very true Elizabeth, Happy New Year, Hussein
  1. Date: 1/6/2012 12:43:00 PM

    Money is the root of all evil!! Money is NOT love and happiness. OXOX love Anne-Lise

    Farah Avatar Hussein Farah Date: 1/6/2012 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very true, but most aren't aware or pretend untill it is too late. Thank you Anne.
  1. Date: 1/6/2012 7:41:00 AM

    Oh so true a prison a stronghold when one is overcome by anything- well done, Thank you for sharing your gift, Brenda : )

    Farah Avatar Hussein Farah Date: 1/6/2012 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you brenda. : )