What Money Can't Buy

Money can buy a bed but not sleep, a hammer but not a carpenter,
"things" but not friends, a toy but not a child's happiness,
a pen and paper but not an author, a pencil but not an idea,
a house but not a home, an agreement but not peace,
paints but not an artist, eyeglasses but not eyesight,
a chair but not rest, a computer but not wisdom,
a school but not students, death but not life,
a flag but not patriotism, a gun but not a soldier,
a book but not knowledge, a machine but not a skill,
a desk but not a teacher, a name but not a man,
a church but not a faith, an altar but not salvation,
and a cross but not a Savior.

-Ellen Meisberger