Contented Wealth.

Many go through their lives wanting more,

More of what though?

Will more money,

Or more power make them content?

The struggle will never stop,

Once it is inside you

You will always want more,

Contentment will never be found.


There are those who have found contentment,

They are pleased with what little they have,

And find that the greatest wealth,

Is to live content with little.


  • orchidee

    A fine write Gold. I heard a talk/sermon, unusually maybe, on considering what we should keep, as well as what to give away. It was on the theme of living within our means.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi, one sermon I heard the Preacher asked people to raise their hands if they had enough money to live the life we wanted, there were very few of us who raised their hands.

    • Michael Edwards

      I'm a wanter - just want the simple life to continue - well writ Andy.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thanks Michael I too just want the simple life.

      • Scrambled Letters

        Contentment is more attainable than one is lead to believe. Simplify and beautify, let love take care of the rest.

        • Goldfinch60

          So true SL, life can be so content with just the simple pleasures.

        • FredPeyer

          Goldfinch, this poem could have been written by Buddha.

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you for that but the idea came from Plato.

          • tepo

            Thank you for sharing your wisdom
            Only thing I want more of is writes like this

            • Goldfinch60

              I will do my best, thank you for your kind comments.

            • Louis Gibbs

              When is 'enough', enough ... therein lies the key to contentment. It can be anywhere between 'a little' and 'a lot'. It is when realization comes that one no longer needs 'more' to be content, is it not? Good, thought-provoking write, Goldie!

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Louis, contentment can come with surprisingly little.

              • Tony36

                Deep and well written

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Tony, much appreciated.

                  • Tony36


                  • BRIANSODES

                    THANKS ANDY for reminding us the importance of CONTENTMENT ~ The GOOD BOOK says "Godliness with contentment is the most important thing you can possess ~ AMEN !" Every Blessing BRIAN

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Brian, much appreciated.

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