Poetic Fictions

Wealth In Vain

You can boast with opulenceh opulence
Unable to purchase beauty with ornament
Health is so secure from your pharmacy
And sight needs no spectacle.
Use head thing for enormous vivacity.
Breathing in negative luxury
Exploiting not the happiness
And relief is rare leaf
That falls on the cool-minded
Indeed shelter for patient ones
That heed to judgment.

This poem by Yushau A. Shuaib was first published in Sunday Triumph March 3, 1991

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