A Reminder About Money


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We only live and die,
We only live and die,
We only live and die.

How dare you calling me victorious,
the last time you were calling me?
When we,
we are just running after money,
like fucking lunatics!
As if there was NOTHING more important,
in our lives.

How,
How can we waste all this time,
of growing old,
pretending the key to happiness,
is made of gold,
when in the end,
we only live and die?

So, do you like your money?
Does it drown all your sorrows?
And does it taste like honey?
Is it worth it to get lost in greed?
To chase after more than what you need?
Don’t you -,
Can’t you see?
You don’t get to take a thing with you,
when you leave.

So, just go,
spend it all,
save nothing,
because nothing,
is worth saving,
because nothing,
can ever be more precious,
than life itself,
and THAT,
you HAVE to spend!
Now,
do you understand?!


About the poem:

A few days ago, I went to this festival here in Shanghai. It was a nice and summery day, everyone was in a good mood and there was lots to discover, especially Chinese Bands. There was this one band, they were singing in Chinese, however for some reason I couldn’t quite hear what they were singing exactly, due to the loudness of the instruments. I didn’t mind. There was this one hook line, which (to me) sounded like “We only live and die”.

Somehow I couldn’t forget about this single line, so I sat down and decided to write it down. I’m glad I did, because I haven’t been feeling like writing much lately. Not because I don’t want to, because I had too many other things on my mind lately.

Here’s and Update for whoever wants to know:

– I’m planing to change to a more suitable blog theme, allowing me to categorise better.
– Speaking of categorising: I have plans to introduce a few new (creative) categories on this blog:
1. Collaborations (Yes, I’m finally going to do it!)
2. Guest Posts (It’s a waste not to share the treasures I find with you)
3. Digital Art (Yes, that’s right. I want to learn more about it and try to use and nourish my creativity in another artistic way)
4. Publications (I’m fortunate enough to have been published by an online literary press two times already, so I want to dedicate a section for these “special” poems)

Alright, there is lots and lots to do for me in the coming few weeks. Finding a blog theme I am completely happy with for example is more difficult and time consuming than it appears to be.

See you soon,

prospermind.

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10 comments

  1. We are born to die. We rust from the inside out the minute we are born. Your poem is a reminder that life is precious and to enjoy every minute you can. Your poem was a nice reminder to me. πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m standing right there with you, it appalls me when I see how materialistic our society has become. As if money could ever bring you happiness, as if buying things is going to fulfill you…ridiculous.

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  3. Money is the reason why we sometimes forget the meaning of life. Great poem Prospermind! πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow good post my friend! Money money money could break or make a person. πŸ™‚ wonderful blog and wish you the best in your new theme πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you very much quirky!!

      I agree with you. I would even go that far and argue that having too much money on your hands quickly consumes most people, making them lose sight of what really matters in life and therefore “breaks” them as you said.
      Of course we all need money to survive, however my point is simply: Money isn’t everything and it certainly is not worth running after.

      As for the new theme, your wishes have helped me a lot. I felt motivated enough today to sit down for a couple of hours and finally get it done. Phew! Finally! πŸ™‚

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  5. I sang this once… Thanks Quirkyshine, now it’s stuck in my mind πŸ˜‰

    Reading this, I wished the ex could read it. But he may not even understand it, really!
    Sigh!
    You’re a very wise young man, you know? πŸ™‚
    XO

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  6. Oh, and good for you about the rest of the post, namely the blog changes and so on. Can’t believe it’s been that long since I came to visit! Ah! You published this in the middle of my final stretch for my course. That’s why πŸ˜‰

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