Do You Really Want To Get Rich?

Each person should see himself as though the entire world were held in balance and with a single deed he could tip the scale.
Maimonades.

Do You Really Want To Get Rich?

You aways have, will always have
The same head on your shoulders.
Life is shorter than you think.
Goes by in cliché ‘wink’.

Gifts, shortcomings, flaws’ infection.
So many reasons to reflect on
If your aim is getting rich.
Lots of money takes your time,
Beaucoup de time to care of dime.

If it’s happiness you want.
There is no guarantee you get it
Watching money grow, making sure it doesn’t go,
Buying things you think you need
Just to find that they don’t feed the need
You thought they would.

Will you get more status?
Admired, mired in the mud of envy?
Will your faith increase, you feel more whole?
Or greed take sneakily the central role?
Does the old unsureness disappear?
Do you find yourself more in arrears
Than ever, your demands become your treasure?
We all want something bigger.
Something that demands a rigour,

Taken seriously – in earnest.
It’s not much to feel we’re ‘best’
With modesty, humility the basis.

Yet it’s hard to show, know, recognise
That we are heir to traits we share in common
Which persisted in pursuit
Is really Self and and in the self the Truth.
Faith, contentment, knowledge of
What’s real, pure, long lasting: love.
Do You Really Want To Get Rich? %.5.2022 Our Times, Our Culture II; Arlene Nover Corwin

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