The Money is a Problem

May 29, 2010
By hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
67 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."


These words come from the pen
Of a suburban white girl
With blonde hair
Blue eyes
And family roots that can be traced right down to
The pilgrims in Jamestown and
No story to tell
Or turbulent past or
Mountains I’ve climbed.
These words come from a mouth
That has always been fed
That’s been rimmed in lipstick
Pinched, polished, and tweaked
By dentists in white coats
Into a perfect fake smile.
These words come from the eyes
That have never seen pain
Aside from the occasional lost dog sign
(and it tugs at my heart but
I never cry)
These words come from a body
That’s been AC’d into ignorance.
And I’ve lived in your “greener grasses”
In your “upper half”
That’s been pampered and massaged and
Worked out by the finest trainers
And tanned on foreign beaches..
A mind that had everything it could want
And everything I could need
While I slap myself to feel anything
Any pain,
Because maybe
These words come from a soul
That’s a lot worse off
Than yours.


The author's comments:
I hope this poem doesn't offend anyone. I do promise to reply to every comment left on this. It's about how I have plenty of money, but it doesn't make me happy. People don't get that.

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on Aug. 11 2010 at 10:43 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

just say that idiots like them give you the right because you dont like ignorant people. ...not very mature, I know.

love2run GOLD said...
on Aug. 11 2010 at 9:54 pm
love2run GOLD, Star Valley, Wyoming
12 articles 4 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I failed my way to success." Thomas Edison
"What kind of crazy nut would spend two or three hours a day just running?" Pre
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." John Shedd

Definitely. I guess sometimes work starts to seem more important than family, just because of the money.

on Aug. 11 2010 at 7:39 pm
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
67 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."

I think the more money you have, the worse off you are sometimes. I've seen many happy marriages destroyed by too much career success. 

on Aug. 11 2010 at 7:38 pm
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
67 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."

People can be foolish, I know. Some people at school were yelling at me when I was upset, saying "What right do you have to be upset, you're rich?" and it just made me mad.

on Jun. 28 2010 at 12:53 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i love this captain, and i love the ending. so you're rich but you're not happy. people get that, and for the same reason people with no money seem happy considering. dont be fooled captain, just remember, people dont say what they mean.

love2run GOLD said...
on Jun. 27 2010 at 12:55 pm
love2run GOLD, Star Valley, Wyoming
12 articles 4 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I failed my way to success." Thomas Edison
"What kind of crazy nut would spend two or three hours a day just running?" Pre
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." John Shedd

Great job :) I know what you mean, money doesn't buy happiness. Though I come from a family with hardly enough money, I appreciate what I have earned even more.




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