Paychecks, pay stubs, cold hard cash,

People always trying to make money fast.

As life goes by, they fail to see,

What truly matters, for you and me.

Why must we wait until something is gone,

To see it’s value, before things go wrong.

Happiness, family, joy, and laughter.

Priceless parts to a life lived happily after.

I want to change the materialism of the people on Earth,

To encourage them to appreciate every moment for what it’s worth.

Life is too short to care about the prettiness of your lawn,

So please start valuing things that matter before they’re going, going...


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