The gold that jingles on your wrist
Is not sophistication.
The hour a day you spend at "work"
Is not a vindication.
The family wealth in offshore banks
Is not an indication
That you are living your life Right,
Or that your soul is virgin white,
Or that you should sleep well at night.
If you can look upon a child
Who lives her life in terror
And think that this so human world
Could not be any fairer,
And that you earned all that you have,
Then you would be in error
About the sum of your true worth,
Th' importance of your sacred birth,
And why you're here upon this Earth.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Three-Word Wednesday: Old Money
Today's Three-Word Wednesday words are error, jingle, and vindicate. Here's a poem about something that really gets to me about the Republican robber barons who are trying to dictate what America is. It's called...