Don’t want or need……

Why are we here, a constant thought
profound answers are often sought.
We strive to get more, and its never enough
unable to cope when the going gets tough.
Envy of others instead of joy for our lot
why can’t we feel satisfied with what we have got.
The life-time we have is so short and won’t last
tomorrows; are yesterday which will soon be our past.
Acceptance of being brings all that we need
true happiness flows when not stifled by greed.
So I must take heed and get ready to live
stop taking from others and learn how to give.

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8 thoughts on “Don’t want or need……

  1. Why does it take so long to learn, Helen? I still struggle with this, and probably will for life.

  2. donna says:

    Sometimes what seems to be very easy can actually be very hard Helen; life can be capricious yet we still endeavour to try and that is all that really matters.

  3. Lovely poem, Helen. I should learn it by heart. The need to take is an ever present spectre.

  4. bandsmoke says:

    It’s a wonderful piece Helen but I disagree with you – your warmth means that you give to others every day 🙂

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