Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RICHES, by OLIVE BODA BROWN

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RICHES, by                    
First Line: Many have wealth and yet are poor
Last Line: Where my rainbow garden grew!
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Poverty

Many have wealth and yet are poor,
But what of the world have I?
I've a wealth of roses round my door,
I'm rich and you wonder why.

I've a patch of grass that's a velvet green,—
It is washed by the rain and dew,—
I've a lot of birds that sing in my trees,
And a rainbow garden too!

Tho many have more of the world than I,
I've more than I really need,
For some have nothing of trees and flowers,
While to me they are friends indeed.

To the world I came with an empty hand,
And thus will I leave it too,
But think of the things I have had as mine,
Where my rainbow garden grew!

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