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Author Name: Premiummazurekd 10 Comments
Date Added: July 09, 2013 08:07:18 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Inspirational Add To Favorites | Text Only
The Pursuit of Happiness

I rather have a gracious heart that didnít cripple Tiny Tim.

Then one dying inside reserved for another Mister Scrooge.


Happiness exists in opposite views of their world?

Who returns a smile like a banner to be unfurled?

One heart is remarkably rare like a priceless pearl.

The other was so tainted from its stone cold soul.


While Tiny Timís measure of love was often bold.

Scrooge wasnít a hypocrite in his pursuit of gold.

But when gold becomes your only goal.

You need a revelation to free your soul.


For money like the sun can harden anyoneís clay.

Who can guarantee us all dreams for another day?
While love from the Son above melted me like wax.

I opened an expense account to love all to the max.


Do the Scrooges get richer like weíre often told?

Let the heart exist to enrich an impoverish soul.


Author's Notes:

It's so much better to give then to received

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Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on July 11, 2013 07:05:05 PM Report

You were right.  It is similar,   When we depend on material objects to make us happy, we lose our souls,  We need to do service for others to really be happy.  This is nice


Comment By: FreeBrian Dziokonski on July 11, 2013 03:17:58 PM Report
This is simply wonderful Dan. Your use of metaphors is a joy. Well Done! Brian
Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on July 11, 2013 09:16:09 AM Report
Beatiful, wise, and true, true, true!    David
Comment By: Freeleahlopez on July 10, 2013 01:21:57 PM Report

I would rather be poor and have a goal then rich and have no meaning.


Great write



Comment By: PremiumShe Whispers on July 10, 2013 11:35:24 AM Report

Oh I do love this... one of your best my dear Friend....  *****

 YOur so special to us all .... LOve the new picture....Hugs and Love ~ India

Comment By: PremiumBlake Hightdudis on July 10, 2013 10:41:29 AM Report

This is a masterpiece DAN, though taken from a classic story, you put in poectic light with

real world, truely wonderfully done, so true, I really loved this.

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on July 9, 2013 08:58:11 PM Report
I loved the Dickens outta this one, Dan. :o)....len
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on July 9, 2013 07:17:22 PM Report
I loved the Dickens outta this one, Dan. :o)....len
Comment By: FreeWide Awake on July 9, 2013 11:19:35 AM Report
Excellent message, Dan.

"One cannot worship both God and money"


Both are powerful and walking the wire usually lands one in the bank vault at the depths of hell.


Jesus can rescue us from any vault...if we have a contrite heart...admit our wrongs and ask for help.


Id rather be a crippled Tiny Tim anyday than a miserly, heartless scrooge!


Pleasure to read.



Comment By: FreeTomahawk on July 9, 2013 09:08:23 AM Report

Specially if it's a punch in the mouth! lol. No really, Dan, a neat poem and well done.




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