It's All About The Money



Money's a medium of exchange frequently used in manners strange

Blood money comes as cost of life: killing for wealth with gun or knife

Conscience money relieves great shame by restoring ill-gotten gain

Even money odds are equal; winning begs for one more sequel

Front money is future promise; no appeal to Doubting Thomas

Funny money is counterfeit; worth less than a six-penny bit

Hot money for high short-term rate to get rich quick and never wait

Mad money for an urgent use; a sure way out for an excuse

Near money assets converted to cash where crash is diverted

Pin money for incidentals; pocket change for the trivials

Prize money given as reward for winning triumphs you have scored

Seed money for new enterprise hoping success you'll realize

Smart money of speculators often found with inside traders

Token money not intrinsic leading to debates forensic

Money is an ever changing figure on a page arranging
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme X X X X A X X X X A X X X X X
Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 903
Words 156
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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