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 : Reena’s Xploration Challenge #275