Mr Greedy bought a money tree
Which was so very small.
He planted it and cared for it
And watched as it grew tall.
He wouldn’t take a holiday
And couldn’t even sleep,
For he guarded it and nurtured it
Like a shepherd with his sheep.
This lack of sleep and worry
Caused Old Greedy to get ill.
He didn’t live till harvest-time
To see his dreams fulfilled.
Remember Mr Greedy when
You think about your wealth.
For there’s more to life than money
There’s your happiness and health!
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*This poem was published with almost 400 others in 2010, chosen by teachers and children in many schools. It was published in 'Josie's Poems - Reflections' by AMS Educational, Leeds.