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The Billionaire

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Elizabeth Santos
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The Billionaire

I know a man who ventured here
From far across the sea
In search of a life of freedom
And opportunity

He came to this great country
With nothing to his name
And built a mighty empire
Of endless wealth and fame

So rich is he that everybody
Envies his success
Watching him and recognizing
What they don't possess

His treasure is spread all
Across this fruitful land
From California to the east coast
He has riches in his hands

Three sons who all have character
Worth more than any gold
And a daughter much more precious
Than any jewel you could behold

The eldest son has always had
Unmatched integrity
The second son is full
Of love and generosity

The third son has inner strength
Convictions and beliefs
His daughter in her youth
Has proven courage beyond defeat

All these traits were handed down
From a father to his young
A product of his suffering
And all that he had done

And all this wealth he gave his children
In the form of love
As he built into their characters
The attributes above

Three grandsons are now positioned
To be the next in line
To inherit traits their grandfather
Will surely leave behind

Three generations of wealth
That simply can't be ranked
Much too great a treasure
To be held in any bank

Elizabeth Santos
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Severn
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1 posted 11-28-1999 05:53 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I like this - it's very genuine and a great testament to those who use wealth wisely. K
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 11-28-1999 06:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Severn,
Thank you. Just wanted everyone to meet my family. I'm very proud of them all.
Elizabeth
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Elizabeth, wealth is often held by those with smaller bank accounts.

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Lorene

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow just a mystery.
And if today is good to me,
it will beat the heck out of day before yesterday!

Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 11-28-1999 06:07 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ohme,
I know, one of the reasons i've always considered myself wealthy!
Thanks
Elizabeth
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5 posted 11-28-1999 06:13 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Excellent, Elizabeth, as always This is a rich family indeed!

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It's not the love you fear, but the fall from the height~Edwin McCain

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What a wonderful family, Elizabeth! True wealth that doesn't fade away! Excellent poem, too!

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Denise

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7 posted 11-28-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
Prolific, that I would declare.
Terrific, that I know is there.
And specific is the marvels bed,
Glancing out the water shed.
Marge Tindal
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A wonderful family
from a wonderful Mom.

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ThUnDeRkYsS
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9 posted 11-28-1999 11:41 PM       View Profile for ThUnDeRkYsS   Email ThUnDeRkYsS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ThUnDeRkYsS

Beautiful poem Elizabeth... and nice message

Of all the "wealths" in life there are
the greatest ones are "those" by far
The ones that have no "worldly" measures
but bring to us the greatest pleasures
The "richest" of the "rich" can see
the greatest "wealths" are always free.

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Life is what you make of it... Not what you let it be
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10 posted 11-28-1999 11:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Nice to hear about someone who does not let wealth and success go to their head. Liked it Elizabeth!
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11 posted 11-29-1999 12:46 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Your poetic ability alone makes you wealthy beyond words, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you all for the kind remarks
I've savored each and every one
But we're not rich by far in funds
The Billionaire was just for fun
When I first read this verse to them
The laughter poured at the very notion
But as I continued with the rhyme
The tears and hugs flowed like an ocean
Elizabeth

Nan
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Very nice - True wealth lies in the love of and caring for family...
Pepper
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Great poem Elizabeth!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!

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A loving family is a treasure indeed! *S* Well done!
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16 posted 11-29-1999 04:21 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

A loving family is a treasure indeed! *S* Well done!
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 11-29-1999 04:23 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Pepper,Nan,And Suthrn,
Thank you
Elizabeth
 
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