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if I had money

if I had all the money that I ever wanted,
                  I suppose that I could travel the world;

       live in a better home, buy designer clothes and stuff,

  if money was no object in my life . . . 

                     but you see money cannot help me,
each day my health is more delicate, slipping further away;

       and all the money in the universe will not change a thing,
                               this is my struggle and my daily reality . . . 

                                         the things I give myself are simple,

relaxing music to soothe this weary soul;
peace, tranquility and love to ease my pain,
and I ask the Lord for acceptance . . . 

             in meditation I try to fathom the why,
                      of course, with money I could go to a fancy retreat;
but a corner in my bedroom is set aside for meditation and relaxing,
and it is there I have placed peaceful things that cost very little . . . .

     perhaps with money I could get better drugs,
                but no drug is going to change this girl's destiny;

                                                this I know deep in my heart and soul, 
                       I have for a long, long time . . . 

I think a lot about my past and life so far,

                              the paths I took or did not take;
                              the things I said or did not say,
        could money have changed my journey in any way . . . 

                                     a warm bath, a cozy bed, a sweet purring cat,
                                                    paper and pen so I can write;
               my laptop within reach, a walk in nature listening to the birds,
      a loved one to hold my hand  . . . .

      these are my indulgences and they may not seem like much to you,

                              but I feel like the wealthiest person in this world;
              for money cannot buy happiness nor can it buy life,
                                      all I need is the indulgence of tranquility . . . 

                            ''and that comes from within''

January 28, 2015

Poetry/Narrative/if I had money
Copyright Protected, ID 15-636-474-0
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.

Submitted to the Contest, No 259, 
Brian Strand, 

Seventh Place

Submitted to the contest, Poems That Are Soup Favorites, 
sponsor, Poet Destroyer, 

Tenth Place
Submitted to the contest , Indulgences, 

First Place

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Date: 10/22/2019 1:07:00 PM
but a corner in my bedroom is set aside for meditation and relaxing, and it is there I have placed peaceful things that cost very little . . . . this part of your work say's a thousand things and brings about a thousand more. I like the pure voice of what I guess they would say is free verse; just sounds like a persons soul I can't find that so easily I like the work.
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Dear Heart
Date: 10/22/2019 10:37:00 PM
David thank you so much for the visit and the comment, appreciate !
Date: 3/3/2019 1:12:00 PM
This Beautifully written piece moved me to tears. First sad tears and then happy tears when you see the fortitude and bravery as she accepts and commands control of her of the peace from within that will carry her through. The little things in life, can mean the most. I am in awe! Blessings!
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Date: 2/23/2019 3:12:00 PM
Hello Dear Heart, yes love comes from within us. I also play music to feel peaceful. I try to mediate. It helps to clear the mind. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 1/17/2019 10:51:00 AM
If only everyone was this wise. It's the little things in life that really matter. This poem was beautiful Constance. One of my favorites.
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Dear Heart
Date: 1/21/2019 4:36:00 PM
Susan, thanks for visiting my old poem, that's nice and thanks for the beautiful and the fav ~
Date: 10/26/2018 1:21:00 PM
Your wonderful poem is certainly deserving of first place Constance. I can identify so well with what you have written. It sings to my heart and is going into my faves. Congratulations! : )
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Date: 11/27/2017 6:37:00 AM
Wonderful, I hope this day finds you well.
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Date: 8/20/2017 1:18:00 AM
Such a beautiful written poem this is, probably one of my best on this site, it was so deep, yeah it s truth that we come to this world alone and we ll be buried in the grave totally alone, no money could help, now a days to everyone money is everything but they forgot that money can t help you buying happiness, you can t buy a sincair friend with money, a happy family without money is thousand times better than a rich family with conflicts, May God bless you, a very nice inspirational poem
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Date: 2/24/2017 8:31:00 PM
I've read this many times BW and find it to be a deeply moving write. I'm surprised that I have not left a comment before now.
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Date: 1/8/2017 5:27:00 PM
wow, that last part really says so much, Constance. This is a message I totally agree with. Excellent writing, and big congrats in his contest.
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Date: 10/31/2016 11:45:00 AM
I love the title, BW. It is so true that our greatest treasures are within our soul/spirit. I wish you much healing/peace. Thank you for this eloquent expression of an often hidden/u known/unacknowledged truth...
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Date: 7/6/2016 6:05:00 PM
Well done BW. You have taken us on a journey, let us dream of wealth untold, let us consider paths we took or didn't take and wonder what misakes we made along the way. All and all it demands thpught from readers. Thanks for writing it.
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Date: 5/3/2016 5:55:00 AM
That's what I always strive for, even at this present moment...a piece of mind. Thanks for inspiring us BW, with this winning piece!!! ;-)
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Dear Heart
Date: 5/3/2016 7:34:00 AM
Teddy, thanks for the beautiful comment and the congratulations. .
Date: 5/3/2016 3:25:00 AM
Your inner strength and beauty over meterialism well expressed! Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Dear Heart
Date: 5/3/2016 7:35:00 AM
Susan, thanks for visiting and for the congratulations. ..
Date: 5/2/2016 11:10:00 PM
You're absolutely correct and well done on entering this fav. BW.
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Dear Heart
Date: 5/3/2016 7:37:00 AM
Lin thanks for visiting and for the nice comment
Date: 5/2/2016 7:54:00 PM
Broken Wings, wow I can see how many would fave this poem! Spectacular...Congrats on your placement in the contest :)-luloo
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Dear Heart
Date: 5/3/2016 7:41:00 AM
Laura, thanks for the congratulations and the compliment
Date: 5/2/2016 7:20:00 PM
Superb poem. Congratulation my lovely friend on your beautiful win. Loved always, bl
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Dear Heart
Date: 5/3/2016 7:43:00 AM
BL thanks for beautiful and the congratulations
Date: 3/25/2016 10:19:00 PM
Quite moved by this Broken.
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Dear Heart
Date: 3/26/2016 1:03:00 PM
Timothy, thanks for taking the dust off one of my oldies, oh this sure is a deep one and I think one of my beautiful writes, I got first place for it to0, that was awesome, it came from my heart and soul and those are always our best writes !
Date: 2/26/2016 4:13:00 PM
Broken Wings. I had not seen this poem until today. So I extend to you well deserved congrats. Isn't it amazing, "The things that are within us"? There is much that I could say about you and this poem that is so priceless and enriching. Words like beautiful. wow!, and sobering come to mind; but even they fall short. God bless you my friend.
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Dear Heart
Date: 2/27/2016 7:46:00 AM
Curtis, thank you so much for the congrats, this was an emotional write for me, so odd, I was just thinking about this poem and considering using it in Laura Loo's famous last line contest, isn't that odd....
Date: 12/23/2015 10:20:00 AM
Another one word description STRONG. I read a few of you poems really STRONG tks mack
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Dear Heart
Date: 12/23/2015 11:59:00 AM
Mack, thanks for visiting one of my older poems, that is so nice and oh yes I love the word strong ~~
Date: 4/18/2015 12:55:00 PM
Humbled by this simple, eloquent poem. Can see with its beauty why the 1st Place. Realy,realy enjoyed this thoughtful work!!! For what it's worth a 7 plus plus. And thank you. . .
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Date: 3/25/2015 6:22:00 PM
I was clicking around in vain for a new poem of yours to read and then thought i'd take a look at the BEST poetry of yours and this was top of the list. I can see why. It is so sincere and I can really relate. I think by now our destinies seem set in stone and these simple pleasures are what get us through Congrats too, Constance.
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Date: 2/18/2015 9:42:00 PM
Wonderful win...PD
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Date: 2/17/2015 2:10:00 AM
just a thought but if you had all the money in the world you could give it to me :P I am glad though that you have what peace tranquility you do
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Date: 2/15/2015 11:50:00 PM
Broken, CONGRATULATIONS, in Shadow's indulgence contest! -LUV- SKAT
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Date: 2/13/2015 1:54:00 PM
What beauty you share with us Broken . Thank you . Huge congratulations on this most deserved win . Prayers of peace . Bev
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