A Poem by Jonathan Bryant Dean

A pause to think of what is really important.


Tell me how much money you have,
go on, count it out loud.
Now tell me how you plan to spend it,
does it make you feel proud?

Tell the world how much time you spend,
Go on tick Tock out Proud!
Now how much time is left at the end of your money?
Go on, you can cry out loud.

Who mourns for the dead who want no more,
The grief that is here should be for the poor!
A man with time and no money to spend,
Is happier than a King who has reached his end!


© 2011 Jonathan Bryant Dean

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This is the second poem of yours that I have read and both really hit home. I can feel what your writing. Great writing!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Great read
I haven't been on here lately.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Wow, this is so true...Very emotive and thought-provoking.
Nice piece! Thank you for sharing :)

Posted 12 Months Ago

i think i am there
and i dont waste my time
not anymore

so smart

Posted 2 Years Ago

Health is wealth, love is wealth. Great write.

Posted 2 Years Ago

People will always matter more than money.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Wisdom always hits it for me. And this one Hit IT!
Funny enough we often display this sort of behaviour; i.e, getting proud or feeling fulfilled by that which is merely fleeting or just simply lacking value and maybe even unnecessary.
Very truthful piece and a reminder to keep in mind, always,
that which truly matters.
Glad i got to read this one. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

It is a good read teaches a certain lesson. I enjoyed it :) !

Posted 5 Years Ago

truthful and thought provoking. It's sad the way wealth is valued more than life itself. Amazing write.

Posted 5 Years Ago

This poem captures the harsh realities of money and its destructive power

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on July 8, 2009
Last Updated on June 9, 2011


Jonathan Bryant Dean
Jonathan Bryant Dean

Middletown, OH

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