Greedily Yours

My heart aches with envy and desire,

Consumed by greed that never tires,

I’m like a bird in a gilded cage,

Yearning for more in a never-ending rage.

I hold a golden egg, but it’s not enough,

I want a golden hen to lay with golden stuff,

To have what others have, and even more,

To satisfy my hunger, to even the score.

Oh, to be content with what I have,

To be grateful and not crave,

How to find joy in the simple things and be brave,

And let go of this golden egg,

and nest that I so tightly save.

But will my envy ever cease,

Will my desire for more ever decrease,

Or will I always crave the golden fleece,

And be forever caught in this cycle of increase?

Oh, to break free from this prison of need,

To find contentment, to plant a seed,

Of love and kindness, of a life that’s freed,

From the golden egg and the endless greed.

Help me Lord! Thou shall be kind…

Good afternoon and see you next time.

Written for : Reenaโ€™s Xploration Challenge #275

Reena’s Xploration Challenge #275

Published by J M Negi

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27 thoughts on “Greedily Yours

  1. So beautiful poem written and nicely read the lines, how much strange wishes inside an Authorโ€™s
    mind , all you dear friend so nicely expressed ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š grace wishes ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒน

  2. Love the message, J! It reminds me of a story where the fourth jar of gold never gets filled, no matter how much gold they put into it, it always remains half empty ๐Ÿ˜„

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