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The Fortune

Britches and snitches Were out digging ditches When out from the ground did appear Gold that looked old if the truth now be told It was something someone would hold dear A crown from the town Just a little ways down Perhaps it belonged to the king With tools they found jewels And these two were no fools As they thought of the fortune it’d bring They tried and they pried Now with pressure applied To remove the prize up from the land A dream it would seem As they worked as a team So that wealth could then rest in their hand A tug and a shrug In the place that they dug But the artifact still wasn’t free A shove with a glove The sun hot up above Now a bundle of sweat they would be Inspired but tired Their strength now expired They tossed down their shovel and hoe Glad but not sad And in no way now mad They decided to let the thing go A prize for the eyes As they now realize All the trouble this fortune might send Greed they don’t need As the two did concede That their fortune was having a friend

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Date: 11/1/2021 1:40:00 AM
Wow, Chris, you never cease to amaze me with your poetry:) great rhymes and the message is beautiful:)
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Date: 10/29/2021 1:50:00 PM
Delightful serendipity -- with a 'pot of gold' message at the end. You done did outduded yourself with this one, Chris. Just love it. Right into my FAVES! Thank you so much, and Happy Weekend. Excelsior! ~ Gershon
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Date: 10/23/2021 7:06:00 PM
Love this, chris, and the moral ending, makes for a wonderful poem.
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Date: 10/22/2021 5:12:00 PM
This was delightful. Fully engaged and enjoyed the punchline valuing friendship.
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Date: 10/22/2021 10:30:00 AM
A fantastic tell told awesomely, you mean they stopped digging realising that friendship was the better treasure eh wow? Kudos for this great poem in fine rhyme scheme. <<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>•¥^^^^~ Plz do read and comment my newest poem too.
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Date: 10/21/2021 2:26:00 PM
A fun poem with a great message Chris :)
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Date: 10/19/2021 3:53:00 PM
Hello Chris, Ah--a lesson learned. By both of them. Love & Joy Darlene
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Date: 10/19/2021 1:41:00 PM
wow, i love the way you've constructed this poem, chris! it flows so beautifully and has a very touching message at the end. well done!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/19/2021 2:00:00 PM
Thank you so very much Ilene. I am happy you enjoyed this
Date: 10/19/2021 1:21:00 PM
Fabulous piece Chris! :))) xomo
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Chris Green
Date: 10/19/2021 1:29:00 PM
Thank you so much.