Consumer

It’s a subtle sort of greed

To want more than I need.

If bills are paid and we have food,

Can we not just call it “good?”

I don’t think desire’s wrong,

But how often does it grow too strong?

How often do we all complain

When there are limits to our gain?

We may not lack necessities,

Yet we crave more amenities.

How often do a person’s skills

Get hijacked for more dollar bills?

Things for which our passions burn

Go cold for us when used to earn.

Perhaps with human souls at stake,

We should do more for its own sake.

Stop ourselves from craving more

With so much to be grateful for.

Waste some time, an hour or day,

By shunning work for sake of play.

It might be easier said than done,

But is it “living” without fun?

If you have all you need right now,

Then wipe the sweat off of your brow.

Forget about your wanting stuff,

And know you’ve got more than enough.

Today’s Poem: Rest Assured

When there’s no more you can do,

Withraw into the depths of you

When the world asks far too much,

And it appears you’ve lost your touch,

Recall the Spirit you’ve got inside

And in that sacred Light abide

For in the silence, God will speak

To make you strong when you feel weak

Please use caution lest you waste

The image that on you is placed

An image of eternity

Contained in all humanity

So give your tired bones a rest

And recognize that you are blessed

You’ve no workload obligation

With which to earn sanctification

You needn’t prove you’re holy stuff

For as you are, you are enough.