This poem is inspired by the following article, which explains why one should spend money on experiences, not things:
One day both you and I
We go to the store and buy
The same expensive object
We both individually subject
Ourselves to momentary pleasure
Of possession of a treasure
The novelty wears off soon enough
Our mood then experiences a trough
The cycle repeats endlessly
We go on buying mindlessly.
One fine day when the sky is blue
We venture out, both me and you
We hike the hills, we pause and stare
We swim in the streams without a care
With some money, we rent a boat
In the quiet river, blissfully we float
At the local cafe we eat a meal
Sharing stories, mirth and common zeal
Spent, we go back home and rest
Spending the day this way is the best
Months later we would probably remember
That gorgeous day from sunny September..
Now tell me, if we were together
Which one of these activities would you prefer?
Money we can spend in more ways than one
On buying objects or on experiences awesome
Both will give us a high for a while
But a great experience will always make us smile
Even the most prized material possession
Derives its value from emotional association!