Speechwriting: Corporate, Weddings, Retirement

10/31/09

Juncture - Rich or Poor?

An older poem.

Juncture
by Anthony Trendl

In the days when I was rich,
I lived humbly, frugally,
but happy of heart
so that in the days when I was poor
I could live humbly, frugally,
but happy of heart.

And in the days when I was poor,
I lived lavishly, with flair,
but careful in my soul
so that in the days when I was rich,
I could live lavishly, with flair,
but careful in my soul.

In nearing now the age called dust,
I am free to be blown as April lint,
my riches and poverty left in my children's hands.
My lavish flair and careful ways better given
so that theirs are the days more humbly spent.
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