can pay the cost of all which has a price.
with ease what can be bought that i can buy
all that for which mere money will suffice.
in my possession all that caught my eye.
i am the richest of the rich and yet
as well the poorest i am of the poor.
amassed a fortune, am in no man's debt
and yet misfortune i have to endure.
all riches in the end they are for nought,
in spite of Mammon's favor life is cruel.
what good all wealth? i want what can't be bought.
still happiness eludes this wretched fool.
of all that's in the world these words hold true,
it is all worthless unless shared with you.