SPIRITUAL WEALTH

 

                                      You may become rich by writing novels,

                                      That naturalistic genre,

                                      But few poets become wealthy,

                                      And those who do are often false -

                                      Bureaucrats or democrats in disguise,

                                      Not genuinely theocratic.

                                      Commercializers and vulgarizers of poetry,

                                      Bastardizing the genre through their worldly sentiments.

                                      But a genuine theocrat, serving the cause

                                      Of the Holy Spirit, writes genuine poetry,

                                      Whether literary or pure, expressive or impressive,

                                      And he has no desire to become rich,

                                      Preferring his own spiritual wealth

                                      To the material poverty of money.