Read this mind tackling poem by Joseph N The humour, punchlines,dictions and even climax will keep you scrolling to the end. Enjoy!
THE VANITY OF THE PAPER
Lust and power can it procure but not a heart to love and a mind well gripped by happiness.
Instruments of security can it acquire but not the apparatus of peace and a sound mind.
Affluence and lies can it induce but not good reputation and the truth.
Here and there can it take you but never to the past or future.
The gizmos of healthcare can it afford but not the air of natural health.
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Putting you up there as a high class can it endorse but never can it boost of you being classy.
Obviously can it allure friends but no way can it guarantee a true friendship.
A skill can it groom but never can it purchase a talent.
Experience and knowledge can it facilitate but not wisdom or common sense.
And yet we worship it, we desire to have it by nook or by crook. We dedicate our time to something that cannot buy us time.
We give respect to something that can’t earn us genuine respect or good manners.
We do things with it that can’t give us a clear conscience and a purpose in life.
Some are ready to slit throats just to have it. Others sell their souls for a ‘paper’ that man made.
Many store it as treasures for moths and dust to destroy. We all crave for it better than we crave for righteousness.
It is a ‘paper’ that that turned the hearts of many into blood sucking paupers.
We steal, kill and destroy just to have that thing that cannot buy life.
Apparently, man made money but money made man mad!