Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #405: Money

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What Money Bought Her

It bought her healthy food,
respectable clothing,
safe and clean shelter,
reliable transportation,
and quality medical care.
It paid for her college education,
which paid off with a career she loved
so that she could escape the job she loathed.
It bought books the library did not have
and toys for those who had little.
It paid for the technology
that connected her to the world.
It gave her family the ability to see that world,
unfiltered through a screen.
It paid for the piano lessons
for her autistic daughter;
for the horse she rode
to alleviate her anxiety.
Whether the money came from herself,
from taxes,
or from charity,
it was money that afforded her these things.
No, it didn’t buy everything,
but it bought everything else.

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2 thoughts on “Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt #405: Money

    • Definitely the point I wanted to make. We don’t need money, but we need the things it can buy that are essential for survival.

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