Money’s Important, But…

Money

by Edgar Guest

Money.CharlesThompsonDoes money bring men gladness?
Yes, at times!
It also brings men sadness
and to crimes.

Earned well, it is a pleasure,
none denies;
but in the love of treasure
danger lies.

Who grasps for it in blindness,
foul or fair,
sells out to bleak unkindness
and despair.

By money friends are parted;
hatred sown;
for money, marble-hearted
men have grown.

Money’s important. All require it
til life is o’er
but it destroys men who desire it
and nothing more.

From his book, Collected Verse of Edgar A Guest
© 1934 by The Reilly & Lee Company

9 thoughts on “Money’s Important, But…

    1. The Bible says that “the love of money is the root of all evil.” Folks have shortened that over the years, but money isn’t evil in itself — it’s a tool. Rather, it’s the coveting, grabbing, and hoarding of money that brings so much grief.

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