D. L. CHANGES THE WORLD WITH POETRY
If I was going to be abundantly affluent
I’d want to be quietly rich
Staying in the house that offered protection
Bestowing it with a tender transformation.
My new car wouldn’t be the latest rage
But it would arrive at its destination…safely.
I wouldn’t have to work or budget any more
So, I’d spend time finding like-minded thinking
And wisely stay away from those who offer…
False compliments to benefit themselves.
I’d find that local woman, whose kids I know
That just left her abusive husband.
Through anonymous channels, she’d have a home
Those kids would have funds for college,
An account would exist for taxes and repairs.
They’d be safe living in love.
Then my attention would turn to abused animals.
There’d be a place they could go
Where they would finally know love.
That child removed from his addicted parents
Would find a haven to grow and thrive in love
His parents get the help they need…if they choose that.
A brilliant writer with no publisher…
Who has no means to edit,
Help would lovingly be provided.
That man who just lost his job when the plant closed,
His family won’t lose their house and become homeless.
Communities lacking water…they’d be provided for.
Food, medical, education for all children…all covered.
No one would ever know where the money came from
I’d find infinite joy in that knowledge,
With the glimmer of hope, they will pay it forward.
But right now, I’m not quietly rich
Although that minor detail won’t stop me,
Because it costs nothing to spread love
And that’s where I’ll always devote my time.
MONEY AND TIME
If I had all the money in the world
No one would ever go hungry again
Everyone could go to the doctor
Unwanted pets would have a place to go
Science would be funded
Air and water would be clean
All kids would have access to education
Could I buy freedom? I wonder.
If I had all the time in the world
I’d get to all of those projects that sit in the dust,
I would visit all my old friends,
Spend more time with family,
I’d donate to the homeless and animal shelters.
But right now, I have neither the time nor money
So, I look at what I can do
And realized that kindness, caring, love,
Manners, self-care, exercise,
A phone call, an email or text,
Checking on a neighbor and holding the door open,
None of these things cost me money or much time,
Nor does picking up litter, having patience, or again love,
These are things I can do now…while I imagine.
I dream of that moment when my desires are fulfilled
When money is abundantly flowing,
And my time…my own.
Things would be different…I’d be different, right?
The charities I could help
The places I could see
The money I’d send anonymously…
To someone in dire need.
When I help all the unwanted animals
When all can access a doctor
When everyone has food and shelter.
Yes, this is my dream and my version of heaven.
Yet, all I have is right now.
And I can obtain my dream on a small scale…
By throwing in some kindness, love, and understanding
Tossing out the “Us vs. Them,”
We are all, “Them,”
and spread it all around generously.
It isn’t money or time we need.
No, the most important thing we have is…
Love. That is my real dream.
~RWISA Author, D. L. Finn
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