Why I Am Rich

Riches can’t buy happiness I’m told
But poverty can’t afford it either
I am not materialistic but a realist
Tears in the comfort of a mansion
A better option than tears in the depth of a slum
Riches give a voice in the crowd
It gives a spot amongst the elites
It creates an aura of wisdom even where stupidity abound
The religious call you blessed
You are a mentor to men unknown
Your immorality is looked upon with a blind eye
You are the first in and the first out
The best of brains scrabble to be associated with you
Those who hate you still sing your praise
Riches give you options so you never stay down
When everything fails, riches give a way
Even at death, men find a way to send you to heaven in eulogy
Maybe there are things worth more than wealth and riches
But life is better lived in riches and wealth
For what quality of life is available to the poor
We don’t die with dignity
We only lie with dignity
For in death, we are all equal – “dead”
I am not vain neither vanity chaser
But money answers all things and we live to achieve “things”
But if all you have is money – you are poor they say
But life can’t give you money if you don’t add value
Your worth to humanity is appreciated by what is received
The biggest currency of the world isn’t naira, dollars or pounds
The world’s greatest currency is trust
And the richest of men is one who is most trustworthy
I would rather be rich, NO – I just have to remain rich



5 thoughts on “Why I Am Rich” by Ogbole Samson (@ogbolesamson)

  1. This is very true. Money does the needful. Since men could no longer be trusted to give fair exchange, money had to replace their “word of honour”

    Life is more enjoyable when you’re financially independent… That is just the simple truth. I’m a fan of …things that truly matter…, inner peace and all that, but I just don’t see a person being happier for the lack of a material thing they want. But if they truly do not want material things, then that becomes another matter.

    It reminds me of a saying that goes something like this “…I wish to live the simple life of a poor man, only with a lot of money…” I think it was Picasso or so… Not too sure.

    Good poem.

  2. In a way, although we say money isn’t everything, it does answer to many things
    I just want to remain rich too.

  3. @anakadrian yes, you’ve said it aptly, heard the quote too but don’t know the source; @ufuomaotebele money answers a lot of things we desire…so we’ve got “the remain rich club”

  4. @OGBOLESAMSON, good poem makes me want to be rich and unhappy than poor and happy.

    1. smiles, thanks man

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