Poetry With A Mission



...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

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Frequently I've Wished

Very frequently I’ve wished that I were someone wealthy,
Yes, a multi-millionaire whose income remained healthy.
However, not for my sake, for there’re many folk out there
Whose burdens could be lifted if I had such wealth to share.

Such wealth I wouldn’t parade like many well-off folk do,
For I think that’s rather cruel, given what some are going through.
’Though a home I do not have, just a humble one I’d buy,
Lest the mansion I purchased, someone’s prayer request deny.

I would buy my family needy things they’ve gone without,
And some pleasures they’ve not known, my family I’d shout.
But ’midst all I’d do for them, I certainly wouldn’t forget
Others far less fortunate, fighting hardship, ill health or debt.

I’d seek out those who’re burdened with hardship or failing health,
And dispense unanimously, and generously, my wealth.
I’d live a humble lifestyle to ensure more people got
Whatever solved their problem, or at least helped them a lot.

Each week I’d withdraw money for my family and I,
But just enough for our needs, or what we could truly justify.
By acting in this manner I’d have even more to give
Any who are needy, like the starving, who’ve a right to live.

Personally, I think it’s sad that money’s wrongly spent
On things that are not needed, while others their lot lament.
Many folk are suffering, and through no fault of their own,
While others live palatially like some king upon a throne.

Very frequently I’ve wished that I were someone wealthy,
Yes, a multi-millionaire whose income remained healthy.
For then I would have the chance to help thousands via my wealth,
Who each day throughout the year suffer hardship or ill health.

By Lance Landall



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