Wallace Dean LaBenne

Money Can Not Buy You Brains

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






All the money in the world can not buy you brains.
Study and doggedness afford the mental gains.

All the money in the world can not buy you peace.
Mercy and forgiveness affords the end surcease.

All the money in the world can not buy you time.
Fitness and wellbeing afford the hearty prime.

All the money in the world can not buy you joy.
Spirit and cheerfulness afford the caper ploy.

All the money in the world can not buy you class.
Panache and elegance afford the stylish pass.

All the money in the world can not buy you soul.
Wisdom and significance afford the final goal.

All the money in the world can not buy you love.
Fervor and kindliness afford the gift thereof.

© Poetry.com