Rich man's world.

poem by: Christopher Russon
Written on Jul 05, 2017

We are living in a world of plenty
Where lives are governed by gold
Living with the rich and wealthy
Who are sheltered from the cold.

There are artificial smiles
When our dreams reach for the sky's
Those smiles take a turning
When our dreams all fade and die.

We are liked for what we have gained 
But never for what we have lost
They love us when we are successful
But when we fail there is a cost

We are running in a Sprint of chances 
Where top men lay the bait 
They are looking for a champion 
In this winner loser race.

So living in this world of plenty 
We can also be filled with doubt
For we are in a world that's empty 
When our riches have all run out.


Tags: anger, pain, fear,

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Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented:
It certainly is a rich mans world.....but to be the richest doesn't necessarily mean you are the happiest......I would rather be the happiest.....good poem Chris...
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Frank I agree.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Christopher there will always be that divide between the rich and the poor as you have so clearly summed up in this very well written poem, but the best things in life are free and I would rather be happy and healthy any day...well done.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment Cecila. I have found in this life that people especially ones in authorities are obsest with high achievers If your a struggler they just pass you by.Then again I may be wrong have been known to be wrong before ha ha.
Robert Kohlhammer commented:
Reminds me a little bit of KiplingĀ“s style.
Christopher Russon commented:
Wow thank you Robert now that is a compliment.
Ja Ja commented:
We are valued for what we own Not for how we've grown Thank you for your thoughts
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Ja Ja.we are living in a have and have nots society unfortunately.
Roxanne Dubarry commented:
WOW! How right on you are. "Every body loves a winner and everybody hates a loser. Winners never lose, and losers never win."
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you talks in this world sadly.
ann parks commented:
Thanks so much for saying what I've always known......great poem
Raychill Ellisonwonderland commented:
You will get your rewards in heaven :-)
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you very much for your nice comment Rachill.


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