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The Wealthy Thief

Front page of the newspaper
There it was, bold, embarrassing
Born into a world of everything,
Wealthy, had to take more, for what

Donated countless dollars to charities
The name always there at the top
Now just the thief in the family that
Had been revered for hard work

This man, arrogant in his meanness
Every other Monday placing a plate
Before him, simply waitstaff, a nobody
He could not be kind if it was not seen

I read the article which talks of millions
Why would he, with all that, need more
People wonder who live on so much less
Like me who cringed setting down the plate

Not gleeful or sad at his self directed demise
He is what he always was, simply a man
With too much money in the bank and
No investment made in his heart

Love or Money

On the radio, there is this constant talk of Kim Kardashian being pregnant by one man while being married to another. I asked a friend why she was still married to the other man, and the friend explained that Kim wouldn’t agree that the marriage was a publicity stunt for money, so the divorce is stalled. This poem is not intended to be about Kim Kardashian or anyone in particular, but I started thinking about all the reasons people get married. Money was historically a very good and respectable reason for marrying. It probably always will be. I do find it interesting that a woman marrying for money appears more acceptable than the reverse, so that was the only reason for the pronoun choices in the little rhyme below.

If you marry for money
Does it soon become clear
That life is much better
Drinking wine than just beer

Do you suddenly feel
The importance of self
That comes from the knowing
You have tangible wealth

How does it feel
This lacking of passion
When nothing else mattered
But how you could cash in

When your face gets all wrinkly
And your body sags down
Should he remember
He is solemnly bound

To love you despite
What you failed to see
That he has a heart
He gave you for free