The Cost of Success – a poem about having your values wrong.

The Cost of Success

 

The price of success is measured in dollars.

The cost of success is measured in death.

Trees crash to the ground

As nature reels and gives up its breath.

Short-term plunder is the name of the game

Long-term consequences on the long road of shame.

For making bucks isn’t the main thing that counts

If the damage done just mounts and mounts.

 

Opher 26.12.2017

 

 

Sadly all that people seem to care about is making money and feathering their own nest. Nobody gives a damn about the impact this has on other people or nature.

We are destroying the planet to finance another yacht.

Success is measured in how much money you have made, not in how fulfilling a life you’ve led, not in how much love you’ve generated, not in how much good you’ve done.

Somehow I think this society has got its values wrong.

3 thoughts on “The Cost of Success – a poem about having your values wrong.

  1. Society seriously needs to change it’s values and fast. We need to get our priorities right because what’s the point of success if the it costs us our planet.

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