General Poetry posted May 14, 2020


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20 line poem

True Treasure

by Susanjohn


It's always been known, a perfect gemstone
shines exquisitely bright deep inside.
Soft, luminous glow,
spectacular show,
this treasured gem of womanly pride.

Should riches take hold, lean, dwindling billfold,
and numerous possessions gather ...
life privileged in stealth,
amidst untold wealth,
provides a worldly-minded slather.

Vast oceans wander, blue Heaven's ponder,
whilst navigating 'pon foreign land.
From distant seacoast,
to secret outpost ...
so seldomly pursued beforehand.

Still, things of this earth yield definite worth ...
no greater joy exists beyond you!
For money can't buy
(no longer care why),
when selfless hearts remain ~ within view.


 



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