More Than Money (poetic prompt: wealth) or I’m RICH beyond my wildest dreams, or is that in my dreams?

This morning I received an email from amazon, it was a remittance advice for my first royalty payment.  How very exciting that by the end of the month I will have been paid my first royalty!  Slightly less exciting is that the amount was a meagre £1.99, as the only copy sold in June was my proof copy.  But it’s another first in my new “I’m an author” career so for that I’m happy, in fact regardless of sales I’m happy.  It’s all so very, very awesome!  And there are more ways to be rich than monetary wealth.

Poetic prompt: Wealth


More Than Money

Wealth
Health
Success by stealth
Creative career
Requires an ear
For rhythm and rhyme
The tick of time
And expressive sounds
But how many pounds (£)
Of monetary reward
For words I record?

My poems are real
They’ll help you feel
The emotions inside
That you try to hide
So read my words
They need to be heard
With no obligation
For financial compensation
I just want to share
And hope people care
To show appreciation
And express commendation
As that’s all that I need
Not monetary greed

My wealth is my pride
In knowing worldwide
That you read what I write
And my future is bright

copyright © Karen Horsley 2018

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