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Money Rules Man by BenHeine Money Rules Man by BenHeine
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I drew this with a ballpoint pen on paper and then added digital colors.
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For more information about my artwork: info@benheine.com
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Money Money Money

A poem by Nathan Strange

But which came first?
Money or man?
Yes man!
And now money rules man, doesnít that tell you something?
Money isnít natural.
Money is worthless in the eyes of nature yet money rules the world.
Money is the God that man worships.
Money is metal, paper and numbers.
Money is what we spend all our lives working for.
Money is what we spend all our lives spending.
Money is what keeps us going.
Money is what keeps us down.
Money is power and greed.
Capitalism is the new religion and
God has been sold out for the pound.

Money is what makes man thinks he is better than man!

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--> The poem appeared on www.writerscafe.org
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divyaselvam Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  New Deviant
Click The below link!!
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Marsconquers Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Sanders and his true color: Gold.
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Tahog Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:spotlight-left:Hello, your work(-s) were featured here :spotlight-right:
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erindowning1989 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
(Ruach Hakodesh !!!)
Read The Holy Bible
John 14:6
Matthew 6:24-Matthew 6:19-20
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wiltanco Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Hi, I really like this work of yours for this quote I made... I was wondering if it's okay that I used it in my blog. I credited you with a link and everything, and I hope that's okay. Let me know what you think! Thank you and please continue to do fantastic work. :)

[link]

He who can say enough
When he can have more
Is a lot wiser
Than the richest fool.
- William T. Co
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ninatskasleev Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
One image,a thousand words.
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TheBluBerry Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
it's a richman's world...
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TheCirnogratsWolves Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Excellent picture and poetry.
Excesses of money have proven too addictive for many people to give much away.
"Insufficient funds" on an ATM machine 3 days before more money comes in, is causal to depression and angst.
My relationship with money is not love-hate, it's need-hate.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad state and my country us the most guilty of it the USA, britain is second.
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ruSnejk Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Money
Well, get back
I'm all right Jack
Keep your hands off of my stack :D
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Thor-pultion Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow poem,image...
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DefyProcrastination Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Ben, great work on this picture. It really spoke to me. I just had to use it in my blog post, "Some Things are Sacred." You can find it here: [link]

Of course gave you credit and linked back to here and your personal art site.

Check it out and let me know what you thinnk.

Keep up the great work!

Michael A. Walker
Defying procrastination
www.want2bwriter.com
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Nazgul100 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Ō cant help but love those smilies on the money. A symbol of fake happiness perhaps? or is it that happiness is achieved though money? Because that would be how the world tends to work this day. Everyone seems to have a smile on thier face when receiving a piece of parer saying that they can go get a written number handed out to them in paper at the bank.
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pommyman Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right now I'd have to say money... is one terrible curse. Especially when people can't seem to stop spending on useless things.
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1in0 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
i sure like this!

thanks for the poem too.

unfortunately i'm not an artist. so: could you do something with my Avatar thingy and "Money spells (enchants) Lies" sig?
(if you like it and have time)

check: [link]
he has a good insight in the money as an invention
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Together4Peace Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Amazing work, very powerful.

to me, he looks devastated because he spends almost all his life just to earn more money and was not able to experience many things in life.
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mtsofan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ben, Thanks for using a creative commons. I'm planning to use this image on Sunday, in a Powerpoint illustration, as I speak on Mark 10:17-27. I've already created the slide, giving you credit. This will be very useful!
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srag Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work :heart:
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ASKABANIUM Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's TRUE!!!!

Sooooo TRUE!!!!!!!!!!
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BrunetteMenolly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Great concept!

And great poem!!

This is so well expressed, and sooo true. :+fav:
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Twilight-Red-Tammy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I'm nowhere near the first or last person who says it but... it truly fits. :)
And I can say that I can truly relate to this piece. Right now my parents so deep in thought almost all the time; less smiles so I give them a hug whenever I feel like they need one. We're having serious financial problems and it burdens them so much. :(
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DonAnonimo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic work.
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SaRoNeTa Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
gr8 :clap:
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:iconmtsofan:
mtsofan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This message is so pertinent, and so important, yet it's counterintuitive for many people. Thanks for putting it out there.
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younghappy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Any environmental destruction in the world today can more or less be attributed to money and the pursuit of it.
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BrunetteMenolly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Amen! :shakefist:
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AnaDeviant Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Amazing!!!
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kith0r Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But which came first?
Money or man?
Yes man!
And now money rules man, doesn’t that tell you something?
Money isn’t natural.
Money is worthless in the eyes of nature yet money rules the world.
Money is the God that man worships.
Money is metal, paper and numbers.
Money is what we spend all our lives working for.
Money is what we spend all our lives spending.
Money is what keeps us going.
Money is what keeps us down.
Money is power and greed.
Capitalism is the new religion and
God has been sold out for the pound.

Money is what makes man thinks he is better than man!



very true and the artwork is great greatjob
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BrunetteMenolly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
:worship: :nod:
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down1E Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008   Photographer
great drawing and brilliant poetry
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JayLanArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The drawing fits perfectly on the poem, it's sad for what world has became, with this radical contrast between rich and poor, when we talk about money and mentality. For some, one coin means survive to the next day(couldn't be much happier), and then for others it's like toilet paper(for some reason, they often end up with depression). Too much money just loses it's value, but we need it since we once had it, and we gotta get more, More! I just wonder how today's world or world today would operate if money was never invented? Maybe much happier, but with different kind of problems.

- See, your work is speaking to me, cheers for that :ahoy::D and thank you
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Ederoi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it is sad..but true! Nicely done
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Hedniskhjartad Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
Today I'm in very much a mood concerning these issues... It makes me so sad. And your art portrays it so well, along with the poem you've put up. Very well done, I'm sure you will open many peoples' minds.
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La-Puce Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
Good poem and drawing... I share the idea that a man life is nothing in face of money...In your draw he is so little and so much money, some people say that money make turn the world... This man seems sincerly regrets... But it's too late for him...Is it also for us ? The gold pieces are smiling... because they won... When I see somebody judge someonelse value because how much money he gets I'm terrified ! I hate money. :heart: Jack.
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mstislava Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
this turned out really GREAT :D
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks again Tatiana !
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mstislava Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
:)
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Student General Artist
Great work! And very sad too... Very well done ^_^
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
thx
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Student General Artist
:hug:
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Pauliinita Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
he looks devastated... :hmm:

great work!! :clap:
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:iconbenheine:
BenHeine Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
He is...
thx !
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Pauliinita Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
you;re welcome..! :)
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JooPe Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
I just have one question : is that einstein? With his being an intellectual i can imagine his depression at the situation.
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BenHeine Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Good try.
It's not Einstein.
It's a man or another, it's anybody.
But your interpretation is important.
Thanks.
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sting2death Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
True , unfortunately :(

I have had some periods with ranting against money "in private and non "

Money causes problems >: (
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