Take the first line of any of the poems that we have looked at today and write your own poem based on the idea in the line you have chosen.
Inspired by Les Murray’s “The Cool Green”
Money just a means to our ends?
Or a slippery slope leading to our end?
Working nine to five to stay alive
Or so we tell ourselves
Working everyday to survive
Are we really? Ask yourself.
Look at the stars, how lucky they are
Filling their hollow self with dollars
Friends or just materialistic leech? They’ll never know
The light inside, killed by man-made dark.
Asleep on the pavement, poor unfortunate souls
Having nothing but all the time in the world
Going nowhere except anywhere they want
Unbound by money, poor unfortunate souls.