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An Inch of Gold

January 24, 2009
By PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
105 articles 5 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, then watch everyone wonder how you did it!

An inch of gold
Could buy you food
An inch of gold
Could make you drool
An inch of gold
Can make you smile
An inch of gold
Is worth walking a mile
An inch of gold
Could make you cry
An inch of gold
Could make you sigh
An inch of gold
Could buy many things
But an inch of gold
Can’t buy everything
An inch of gold
Can’t buy one precious thing
An inch of time
Is worth an inch of gold
But an inch of gold
Can’t buy an inch of time

The author's comments:
This poem is derived from a Chinese saying.

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This article has 4 comments.

Amber1994 GOLD said...
on Jul. 16 2009 at 8:55 pm
Amber1994 GOLD, Roanoke, Illinois
15 articles 6 photos 45 comments
i like the rythem and especially the ending. Opposed to the others I liked the whole thing.

on Jul. 16 2009 at 3:26 pm
cheyenneduhon PLATINUM, Lumberton, Texas
31 articles 0 photos 144 comments
didnt care for it until the end. i think it needed more emotion through the poem. otherwise i liked it

on May. 15 2009 at 9:23 pm
Grayson Tate SILVER, Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 articles 0 photos 2 comments
great anaphora. great build up in anticipation and subtle shift near the end. very nice.

on Feb. 6 2009 at 10:27 pm
I really love your ending. Before the ending, it simply appears that you are stating what an inch of gold could buy, but then you end with an inch of gold (money) can't buy you more time. It makes the theme of your poem a lot more poignant, but in a good way.