Money (Poem)

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  • “Don’t touch that money, it is dirty!”

    A caring parent often shouts

    And then kids wonder when they’re 30

    What their aversion’s all about.


    “The money doesn’t grow on trees!”

    We’ve heard that once or twice before

    It’s there along with “Birds and Bees”

    Engrained into our very core.


    We’re raised on phrases that inspire

    More fear than honor and respect

    Some are confusing, some are dire

    But all produce the same affect.


    How ‘bout the following sensation –

    “Money’s the root of all the sin”

    This charming, stirring revelation

    Can really take one for a spin.


    It’s worth “two cents” but “time is money”

    However, it “won’t buy you love”

    So “make a killing” with it honey

    Because it’s “manna from above”…


    Kids are confused with our expressions

    And then they look at the TV

    To find a star in latest fashions

    Promoting newest SUV.


    We want for them to be successful

    Be “worth their weight in gold” someday

    But in the meantime, it’s just stressful

    And we are getting in the way.


    So put your idioms to pasture

    Think twice before you let one slip

    Kids pay attention to your lectures

    Make sure this one’s for them to keep.


    Money is money, do not praise it,

    Nor put it down in their young eyes

    Help them respect it but not chase it

    For having it won’t make them wise


    It is important but not vital

    And you should strive to teach them that

    That knowledge will make them entitled

    And they won’t have to “pass the hat”.

    Allen Vaysberg

    Allen Vaysberg is the founder of School of Human Potential and a successful entrepreneur who within the IT consulting industry built several multi-million dollar businesses. Although he was living the "American Dream", deep inside he knew something needed to change because even with all his successes, he still felt unfulfilled. Thus he began his transition away from IT. He discovered that in order to live a fulfilled life he needed to pursue his soul’s purpose. By taking charge of his destiny and following his dreams Allen finally found peace and felt complete. Today he inspires individuals to live their essence and assists them in re-calibrating their lives. He does so through many different mediums including his coaching practice “Recalibrate Your Life”. Allen is a Motivational Speaker, Syndicated Talk Show Host, Life Purpose Coach and Best Selling Author. His weekly radio program "School of Human Potential” brings guests ranging from Lisa Williams to Yakov Smirnoff and everyone in between.

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    1. Camille Lucy
      Camille Lucy says:

      Very interesting spin. And so true. So much stigma around money. Self limiting benefits and confusing messages. Money is just money. It doesn’t mean anything until we assign meaning to it. Thanks for sharing.


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