Better To Be Poor


It’s better to be poor

than to have more.

It’s better to be poor

than to be sore.

It’s better to be poor

than to steal from a 

store.

It’s better to be poor

than to have money 

galore.

It’s better to be poor

than to break in a door.

It’s better to be poor

even if you row with an 

oar.

It’s better to be poor

even if you have to 

sweep the floor.

It’s better to be poor

even if you don’t get paid 

to do a chore.

It’s better to be poor

even if your pennies 

amount to four.

It’s better to be poor

even if you don’t have 

tea to pour.

It’s better to be poor

even if they don’t like 

you to snore.

It’s better to be poor

‘cause your spirit will 

soar.