Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A Tricky Balancing Act

Give me one reason we should smile
When our Western life is such a trial
Based on owning to excess;
Twisted values – more is less...

The love of acquisitions reigns
Artworks mean insurance claims!
Possessions own us, not we them
Though they flatter our conceit pro tem.

Life's short - why garner so much wealth?
More precious is our state of health
Taken for granted until it fails
And sends us hurtling off the rails …

Stop! Think! Step back so you can see
The simple beauty of a tree,
Graceful birds on southbound flight
And twinkling stars on Autumn night...

(c) Poet in the woods 2016

1 comment:

  1. It's true .. Making the most of my fav season in the sun surround by a rainbow of leaves .. X