They say a dollar
Can feed a child for a week
They say seventeen dollars
Will give water to the poor for a year
I say go
Say go
To a primitive African tribe
Who has never heard of America
Give them a dollar
They might take it
Sure they will
But to them
What’s the value
A dollar’s value?

(c) Bret Sears – 2010

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About poetryoftheasian

I've been writting poetry for only a few years as a little hobby, and have had a few published in a small poetry contest. I currently want to write more and improve as much as I can. Any tips or feedback would be much appreciated. It is possible that after a few weeks I will revise parts of some of my poems.
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14 Responses to Money

  1. Ji says:

    what a take on money,
    yes, a dollar may worth nothing in America,
    but it means a world in a different region…

    very powerful poem!
    thanks for playing!

  2. Ji says:

    Simply visit 12 participants from my list,
    let me know after you are done..

    Happy Thursday!
    Have Fun!

  3. Short Poems says:

    Lovely poem, I enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  4. doubtfulpoet says:

    Very very cool! Money is such an oddity to me! I’m going to give in pounds tho lol

  5. Ann says:

    Simple and to the point. Well said πŸ™‚

  6. Ji says:

    The Celebrate Poet of April Runner-up Award
    two more on the bottom….
    Happy Tuesday!

  7. A very interesting perspective on the dollar. And so very true. The dollar doesn’t mean much in another country that doesn’t trade in dollars, where people are starving or facing political or religious upheaval. Where people are dying for those reasons. However, the things a dollar will buy that we can give others, like food, water, an education, and those things in turn can possibly give them a little hope.

    I like your take on the dollar. And you did a very good job expressing it. It leaves the reader with much to think about.

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