People Who Have Money (including 1st draft) 2014

People Who Have Money

 

People who have money

Are as simple or as complex as are

People who have none,

A small, inadequate,

Plain not-a-lot

Preconceptions of the rich;

Unfounded, sweeping, shunning individuality;

Scapegoat and excuse to classify and pigeonhole.

I’ve heard it all.

 

This, something I must preach,

Feeling sorry, as I do, for poor and rich alike

Who lack

The wisdom to discriminate

Between a good man and a not-.

 

Original Draft

 

People who have money are

As simple or complex a people

Who have none – or little.

People with no money who

Have prejudices toward the rich

Are simply people who delight

In grouping,

Shunning individuality.

They generalize, make scapegoats

Who, in this case are the well-to-do.

 

This is something I must preach,

Feeling sorry, as I do, for rich

And poor alike

Who lack

The wisdom to discriminate

Between a good man and a not.

 

People Who Have Money 4.25.2014

Circling Round Reality; Our Times, Our Culture II; A Sense of The Ridiculous;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

 

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