"The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.'" - Thomas Jefferson
Whoever loves money never has enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
This too is meaningless.
As goods increase,
so do those who consume them.
And what benefit are they to the owners
except to feast their eyes on them?
The sleep of a laborer is sweet,
whether they eat little or much,
but as for the rich, their abundance
permits them no sleep.
I have seen a grievous evil under the sun:
wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners,
or wealth lost through some misfortune,
so that when they have children
there is nothing left for them to inherit.
Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,
and as everyone comes, so they depart.
~Ecclesiastes 5:10-15 (NIV)
Idle for a long time, hiding in shame
Fine Spirit retreat from ungraceful deed
Hungry for fame and selfish desire
In this chaotic world who’s to blame?
Resign yourself from foolishness
Don’t be shallow my prairie mallow
I wish you enough, just enough
Earn a decent living and be pleased.
There’s more to life than dappling leaves
Be grateful with your lots and be wise
The spontaneous craving is but a feeling
Reeling indiscreetly so unappealing.
Don’t be reckless and be depressed
Believe you can and bounce back with cheers
Abundance will follow blessings will come
You don’t need those weeds to meet your needs.
Live in the big blue skies of love not fear
Be honest, be real, be true, be you
Be strong with your convictions
Life is good after all, be it high-flown or not.
Stop the arrogance, humble your heart
Begin again, be born again, be joyful again
See the beauty of life, don't be pompous
Rise from a low life and live a more meaningful life.
"My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." - Steve Jobs
Copyrights@CrisSp~TM /08-2012. "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~
Based on what you have read,
Do you agree that you can achieve a more meaningful life without any worldly possession?
Other hubs by the author:
- Outer Space: Another Day of Flying High
"Another Day of Flying High" was written by the author while on a ferry flight to Kingston, Jamaica and is based on her true experience as a Flight Attendant. It's twisted and expressed with boisterous merriment. Enjoy your flight!
- Those Passionate Eyes~
Dramatic poetry comes in specific situation and involved emotions. This hub is passionately crafted with more than just that. It comes with lustiness and excitement that is not necessarily by the author.
© 2012 CrisSp