"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Magpie Tales The Great Seal

Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales

 
A dollar changes hands often in a day
Some hands will swiftly pay to play
Others gently finger and carefully pay
Not knowing what might happen later in the day  
All the while when that dollar is spent
None of us truly realize what it represents
An Approval of a New Order of the Ages
A foundation for a country to be built in stages
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19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

An important last line to this.

Stephen Hayes said...

I like your poem. Few people think about it but money had to be invented, and "Paper" money is an amazingly sophisticated concept.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

A thoughtful write. I would be the one carefully paying--

Stafford Ray said...

As the song says; 'Money makes the world go round'. They also say; The buck stops here. I just wish a few bucks would stop at my place!

Berowne said...

Thoughtful, intriguing take on this week's prompt.

izzy said...

Built in stages like a pyramid! good, thanks- :)

Michael said...

a very cool take on this prompt. built in stages is a nice thought

Linda said...

I love your poem Kathe. Your words are so true. Thank you for sharing.

Helen said...

... a dollar saved is a dollar earned. I always loved that old adage!!! Your poem made me think of it.

ninotaziz said...

Linking the economy to world order - very apt indeed!

Hedgi said...

I like it!

Jinksy said...

With a name like mine, money is always with me. LOL from Penny!

messymimi said...

And still being built.

Money is an interesting thing, indeed. we vest it with so much meaning beyond a means of exchange, even in what designs we choose for it.

thingy said...

Nice job!

Karen S. said...

That is true, there are a lot things, thoughts and such related to the dollar! Excellent...!

Kutamun said...

Hey Kathe , very fun and insightful, it was made round to go round, but people have forgotten , and now they think its flat to stack !

Bee's Blog said...

I think this is extremely clever.

Sue said...

Well done! I really enjoyed this one.

=)

~T~ said...

Good point! We should take more time to consider money's real worth.