Are the “Things” that we have,

The “things” we really need?

Are the “Things” that we want,

Out of necessity or greed?


“Things” are all the items

We are told that we must get,

Putting the naive misguided people

Deeper and deeper into debt


Told to us by big corporations

With their lying alluring ads

By a greedy society’s self-indulgence

 Falling for the falseness

And ridicules new fads



And more “Things”

New houses, stylish clothes

Nice cars and diamond rings.


How many “Things”

Does a person have to obtain

Before they finally realize

They are just greedy selfish and vain


That is why I keep my “Things”

Few and far between

Because the ugliness of always wanting

To me is clearly seen


My humble life is packed

With everything that I really need

And I am free of all the want

Vanity and greed


My heart and soul are full

With Love, and the happiness it brings

Because I finally realized

The best “THINGS” in life


Aren’t  material “Things”



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nightlight1220's picture

Beautifully written and for

Beautifully written and for me..true too!! ♡♥♡

...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


Morningglory's picture

Gotta agree with that. I gave

Gotta agree with that. I gave away nearly all my material posessions before hitting the road to live. Necesseties without any junk. It is quite a freeing feeling. The simple life is definitely for me.

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word_man's picture

good poem lots of wisdom  i

good poem lots of wisdom  i enjoyed the read


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