In my eighty-four years, I have never seen anything like it.
People are pitifully wasting their money!
I don’t know who’s worst: The young or the rich!
I’m not laughing. This is not funny.
I’ve seen people old and young, wasting it,
Especially celebrities with their possessions galore.
Plastic surgery, fancy gadgets, mansions, and Mercedes?
These things look like total bores!
Back in my day, money was actually treasured.
We would put it in our banks.
We barely used money for trivial pleasures,
Because we know we were so lucky that we had to give thanks!
Some of you young people may do the same,
But, look at the majority of you now.
You begging and yelling Mommy and Daddy for money?
No matter we act holier-than-thou!
Money? Money? Ha!
It’s something that I don’t own.
I have no job, no food, and no shelter.
All what I do is roam.
I am lucky if I get a room in a shelter,
but I usually sleep in a box.
My clothes are old and dirty because of the ground,
and they make me smell like a fox.
Because I have no money,
I have no breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
I am dehydrated and I have an everlasting hunger.
I can feel my ribs and I swear I’m getting thinner.
I am always sitting here on the streets,
Watching people, feeling envious.
They walk with their designer’s clothing and bags,
While I am here, sad and penniless.
Look at my fancy mansion,
With movie theaters, bowling alley, and an indoor pool.
We even have a basketball court in the backyard!
Isn’t that so cool?
And this bag is made of fox fur.
These darlings are really divine.
I may have spent a lot of money on the bag,
But, I’m glad that this is mine!
And what do you do think of my tan and hair?
I’ve just got them done!
The tan on my skin makes me shine,
And these long hair extensions are second to none!
Now if you excuse me, I need to go to my limo.
I’m going to Las Vegas by my private plane.
Being rich is the best part of my life!
With my richness, life is just a big game.
Yes, I have two parents, a car, and home.
But, not everything is easy to afford.
I am a college student, paying off student loans.
So, I need to have money to hoard.
I have five part-time jobs,
To make some decent cash.
But, juggling jobs and my 12-credit work load
Makes me break down and crash.
Elders today think we are slackers,
Taking the easy path and slacking off.
But, life essentials are much more expensive for us.
So, they can’t come over to us and scoff!
With our money, we have to be careful,
To save money for things like housing and a car.
Because without money,
we will not go very far.
I don’t care much about money,
But Mommy and Daddy always fret.
They care about saving and spending, and accounting,
And other stuff that I don’t get.
When I do think of money,
I always think of buying candy and toys,
Music, video games, and stuffed animals.
They give me so much joy!
But, Mommy and Daddy warned me that,
When I get money, I shouldn’t spend.
They said if I become greedy and get stupid things,
Then I won’t have any friends!
So, when I’m grown up,
I’ll be smart!
I will save money, and even donate to the poor.
And I will have a good heart!