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The Vanity of Riches

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La Virgen de Guadalupe protects a grave, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


The vanity of riches,
The poverty of wealth—
No woman with a sound mind
Thinks she can buy good health.
 
Shrouds have no ample pockets
For silver, gems or gold.
We go out empty-handed—
Life can’t be bought or sold.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Vanity”
 
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Vanity

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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
 


It is vanity to think
That unknown mothers matter!
In the larger scheme of things
They are but idle chatter!

 
Thus, the cynics have their say,
And yet so many others
Fervently proclaim each day:
“We won’t forget our mothers.”

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Vanity”
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Vanity

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Wayside morning glory, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
 


priestly vanity—
a fresh-picked morning glory
tucked behind his ear

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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