Treasure Island

Kelvin Owusu

(15-10-1988 / Ghana)

Reality Life


The weakness of man
Corrupted by one’s vanity
To be seduced by power

A gun is unable to fire
Without a host to pull the trigger

Imagine money was kind and
Love was evil, but unlike love
Money was hard to find

Let’s say you found love
But like an iron fist
Love ruled your mind
Consumed, would you let money in
To bind and cast away
The evil of love’s rule?

Now back to reality
Money rules the roots of evil
Well that is what’s often told
The blame of most evil
Often placed by the old

A currency that has no soul
An object that is not of life
But spoken of as if it was
An entity of life

Humanity never to look with them selves
Diverting all that is not right
From oneself towards materialistic objects
And individuals

Money is an object of life
In the minds of most individuals
An object of absolute power

Submitted: Monday, June 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 02, 2013

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Money is the root of all evil because we're scared to admit that deep down we all know evil is within us.

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  • Ellias Anderson (6/9/2013 5:15:00 AM)

    Reality life is one of the great poems that i ever had read. nice one my friend, you really say the truth. (Report) Reply

  • Nader Baheri (6/4/2013 4:09:00 AM)

    lets say money and power are the roots of evil.money brings the power and power seeks the money they can bedevil each pure soul.i love it when you changed the love to evil.~nb 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (6/3/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    We all need money to live and participate in society - it is when greed takes over and people will
    do anything to get it. It is not money that is evil, it is man who abuses it. Interesting poem Kelvin. (Report) Reply

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