You and me, me and you

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You and me, me and you

You measure success by your power
The money you earn by the hour
Your place at the top of the chart
The people who nod when you fart.

Now, I, am content with my lot
Whereas you (Sir!), quite clearly are not
I always sleep soundly in bed
But you chase the dreams in your head.

For me, life's a joy and a pleasure
My family and friends are my treasure
You are constantly searching for more
Never pausing to think, what life's for.

I consider what use I can be
To others, with you it's all me
For you, a huge house is essential
Though I think it inconsequential.

Love that we share and we give
Are the tenets by which we should live
You think that fame is a must
You forget that we all turn to dust.

When you die, are there people who'll grieve
Or, will they count the money you leave
Have you spent your time wisely on earth
It's the value that counts, not the worth.

20 Comments on “You and me, me and you

  1. That last line is a stunner! The value that counts, not the worth. Such an interesting distinction. You need to swill it around in your mouth like wine to really enjoy the flavour. It’s definitely a fine vintage!!

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  2. Great point, Hobbo! I hate it when people say โ€˜Mr X is worth such-and-suchโ€™ as if a personโ€™s value were purely monetary…but youโ€™re right, when such people die, others will simply be after their fortune!

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    • You are so right, and I can’t imagine anyone on their death bed regretting that they didn’t spend more time at work!๐Ÿ˜Š

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