What would it take this person here
To free themselves of pain and fear;
To feel so light upon their feet,
To watch the darkness fast retreat?
What would it take this being now
To lose control, to just allow;
To loosen the impassioned grip
And into freeing presence slip?
What would it take this heart of stone,
To castigate the ‘all alone’;
To feel the soul of one or more,
The essence of a global core?
What would it take this mind of steel
To ditch the doubt and just to feel
The air above, the ground below;
The sounds of breathing deep and slow….
Another day at work till late?
More social media saturate?
More likes and buys, more hits and wins?
More televised commercial grins?
More dramas, worries, lusts and fears?
More stress and self-defeating tears?
More stoking fires of wants and needs
Until the flame of lack recedes?
For now is not the time of ‘more’,
Of ‘fill-it-up’ to ease the gnaw,
Or crude desire or self-deceit
That lurks in every city street
The time has come to seize what’s less
To savour more with wise finesse
To own the depths of self and heart……
To jettison the shopping cart.
Copyright Fizzy Wisdom 2018