Let Go: The Death of Being Poor. (With Audio)

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I dragged all this stuff with me along the way.  I pulled my dresser and my lamp and my old mattress into the room I would stay.

I thought for sure I would need them for where else would I lay.

If  I didn’t bring it all with me I would have nothing.

I can’t let go of the things in my life, I have worked so hard to have what I have.

What I have is so meager and small even if I gave it up I would have nothing at all.

You idiot you fool, holding on to your mess.

These things that you hold you think them the best?

Well, no of course not but its all I can do.

All you can do is hold on to this crap, drag it around and throw out your back.

Why do you think that these things belong to you?

Because I bought them, they’re mine I purchased this room.

So the room, you have and in it you will stay.  You believe the things that all humans say.

These things are mine and those things our yours we keep them forever and never go poor.

When all along, misery you find hiding amongst the treasures you’ve mined.

Do you see that it weighs you, ages you, and kills?  These things that you hold are taking the pill.

See beyond the murder the corruption of mind, look to the future and see what you find.

A broken hopeless dope filled home.

All for what? To make you pleased, to bring you a smile as I jangle the keys.

The car that you want, the house that you haunt, the dreams that you flaunt

All for nothing when your last breath you will leave.

Your body decayed covered in fleas, your dead, your death, we all must die.

And not a single thing that was dragged to the grave will make it past the burial maze.

It will sit and grow rot, with all of your lot.

You think yourself rich when really you’re not.


The audio version of this was inspired by my friend Poetkisses- if you haven’t already go check out her incredible work PoetKisses is a real life Poet


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

30 thoughts on “Let Go: The Death of Being Poor. (With Audio)

  1. This is one of the most powerful messages that humans must listen to! We’re not taking anything to the grave! Very well put and expressed
    Loved the audio version as well, it’s always great to listen while reading 🙂 Thank you for sharing

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      1. But you do live interviews man 🙂 It shouldn’t be scary! And you also did reading sessions on youtube this is piece of cake 🙂 It was very good 🙂 listening makes me focus more while reading

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    1. Thank you I had part of that poem already written so part of it is my laziness when it comes to writing the past week. I have got to get back to writing every morning been doing so many other things. Haha hope you are doing good I feel like we dont talk anymore Haha. I had your book in my infomercial I posted

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      1. Oh man, I’m so behind! I’ve been doing good. I just found out I won 2nd place in that Fantasy competition I entered! I’m writing a lot, but it doesn’t leave a lot of room for browsing other blogs. I was just thinking I should send you a message on FB to reconnect, haha. But then I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and try to catch up on your blog a bit 🙂 How are you doing?? Busy busy, I see!

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      2. Yes, 🏋️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️🤣😀😆🤯 congratulations on 2nd place that is awesome. I am happy you have been writing alot that’s good. Yes I have been busy I am currently also harassing Ryan Reynolds on Twitter for an interview and trying to get the 5400 people that follow me on there to play along its going well we have a hash tag #UniWeb4Reynolds Haha and I made one of the best infomercial ever conceived it’s on the blog to. Really funny u should watch it and laugh.

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      3. I almost wish I was on twitter so I could witness this, lol. What would you even do if he agreed? I’d have a panic attack for you.

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