money – chizom okpara

These days the world runs on money
People can’t live without it’s as sweet as honey
Money is a reason for stealing
Suddenly it makes money sound unappealing.

Some sports stars are way overpaid
We could use that money to come to poor people’s aid
Children in Africa are way underpaid
Making cotton and wool for minimum wage

For money some people would do crazy things
Like kill a poor chicken, fry and sell its wings
There are some people I call extreme thugs
Throwing away their lives making quick money selling drugs

Life in this generation is just about becoming rich and famous
When they go to school and act like an ignoramus
Some kids don’t go to school they prostitute themselves
To those people before them their life dissolves

For money some people even kill
This happens everywhere but a good example is Brazil
Remember money doesn’t make the world go round
It’s doing the right thing and knowing your safe and sound

money – herbert nehrlich

Ten years ago, in Tennessee
I grew myself a money tree.
The money came in all-green leaves
my shepherd kept away the thieves.
My dog supplied his droppings, too
I added, also, chicken poo.
The tree grew big and even bigger
it was a huge imposing figure.
And from the top you could make out
Jack Daniel’s place, on Hilltop Route.
I cared for, watered my big tree
it did allow me to be free.
And in the year thereafter it
had little ones, I said ‘oh shit’.
Today I have a whole plantation
by far the largest in the nation.
I am the richest in the land
my life is great and never bland.
This shows what honest work can do
I wouldn’t think it is for you.

money – howard simon

Money
Money
Money
Important
Useful
Necessary

Money
Money
Money
Wealthy
Middle
Poverty

Money
Money
Money
Save
Give
Spend

Money
Money
Borrow
Lend
Money
Money
Foe
Friend

Money
Money
Master
Slave
Money
Money
Satisfied
Crave

Money
Money
Laugh
Cry
MoneyMonet

Live
Die

Money
Money
Sick
Well
Money
Money
Heaven
Hell 

Poem – Lady Luck

We have all met her in, 

Our lives some not so many, 

She is the bearer of good, 

Tidings or an extra penny.
From winning on a scratch card, 

A maximum bid on ebay, 

Your lottery numbers come up, 

To pay for your wedding day.
Like the roll of the dice, 

To the shuffle of the deck, 

Putting your money were your mouth, 

Is by sticking out your neck.
We can make our own so, 

I’ve heard but can’t just pluck, 

Her out of the air she has, 

To come calling our friend Lady Luck.