He gazed at his account balance 

grinning from ear to ear

his money had grown 

year upon year

It was so much

it was going to be great

spending it all

to ease his pain

It calmed him so

this wealth he’d amassed 

it would fill the emptiness 

until he breathed his last

An excerpt from my book: Waxing Lyrical

Poets United – Money

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