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Contentment
by Karen C Vanderlaan

Monday, November 15, 2010
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Contentment

 

When do we have enough?

Seems we are never satiated,

Always wanting more and more,

Far beyond our needs being met,

To, in the end, a ridiculous excess.


So we super-size our burgers and fries,

And the rest of our lives as well,

And in the end, what we have,

Is an unhealthy body and bills,

We gladly obtained but cannot possibly pay.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 11/30/2010
We all should be content with what we have. I know that is easier said than done. Everyone wants what they don't have then when they get it they are depressed because they can't pay for it!! Excellent poem full of wisdom and great advice for life! Take care,~Chessly
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/17/2010
the american way Karen, good one. cheers
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/17/2010
Absolutely spot on accurate, You are right, we need to simplify and be more content with less...

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/16/2010
A sad but truthful statement about our society, Karen; harsh but real. Thank you for sharing this apt and timely write. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 11/16/2010
And we wonder why people in caves are shooting at us.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/15/2010
well said
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/15/2010
Wisdom in every word.
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