Friday, November 11, 2016

Of Great Money And Faith

So many of us spend our lives striving after making the top dollar, in fact we do this so much that we forget who we are and where we are going. Many published studies have shown that money is the number one cause of unhappiness in adults age 18 and older. Even I at times, forget to stop and take a breath. Money will always come and go, but once people come into our lives and are gone, that's it. You can make money and spend money, you can spend your life with the people you care about or you can make it all in vain. With everyone chasing their next dollar it's easy to fall in line and to lose sight of the more important things in life. 

The other night I was digging through my portfolios, sort of like a small trip down memory lane and a way to remember who I am not only as a person but as a writer. I found this gem, one I wrote about nine years ago when I was just getting started as what I considered to be a poet. The lines and schemes may not be perfect, but when I came across this I realized what I was saying as a preteen had so much power, and I realized there have been many times in my life that I had needed to heed my own words. So I thought I might share this all with you:

"Of Great Money and Great Faith"

Faith puts you in this world,
Money takes you out.

Money will provide,
With faith to confide.

But what is money,
Without pride?

But what is faith,
Without works?

Debt in money is hardship.
Debt in faith is your life.

Money is material.
Faith is spiritual.

Faith is for eternity
Money is useless, see?

Let go of money,
And find relief.

Let go of faith,
And find regret.

Money loses you.
Faith finds you.

Faith is alive.
Money is dead.

Money is mere paper.
Faith cannot be wavered.

Remember...
Faith puts you in this world,
Money takes you out.
Your choice shouldn't call doubt.

Of great money,
Or of great faith,
Where will you be? 

Thank y'all for reading, from now on I'm going to try to update more regularly. I've had a lot going on and I've been very busy. As always, keep it Straight Southern.


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