Soul's in Balance



The riches that surround us,
Are not always defined,
Some men hold onto gold,
Others experience love devine.

I once saw a rich man,
With a scowl on his face,
A poor man stood beside him,
His face filled with grace.

So, I tell you my friends,
All happiness is not gold,
A poor man can have riches,
That satisfieds his soul.

If you must fill your pockets,
Fill your heart at the same time,
For riches reach not into heaven,
If your soul is left behind.

The riches that surround us,
Are not always defined,
Some men hold on to gold,
Others experience love devine.

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Submitted on April 25, 2015

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme ABcD xexe xcxx xxxb ABcD
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 541
Words 106
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Omajean Lewis

Born in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl days, growing up during the early days of the Texas Oil Fields observing WW11 as a child, graduating from high school and marrying in the early fifties, raising two children, Tonya and Brenton through the sixties and seventies and taking care of her parents and parent-in-law through the nineteen nineties has given Oma Lewis a unique perceptive on life. When not busy traveling and enjoying her family with her husband Dalton of 59 years, Oma is active as an artist, photographer, and writer. more…

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