Can we not see ourselves as we are?
Must we compare with one another?
We are selfish and vain,
competing to be first,
to see what we may gain.
If we can just take a stand
and stomp this thing called pride,
maybe we can learn to live humbly.
If we can learn to live without expectations,
if we can learn to love without conditions,
if we can stop wanting more than our fair share,
if we can stop worrying about who has more,
and stop greed in it’s place,
if we can put aside differences and just care;
maybe we will posses hearts of generosity.
The green eyed monster lives today.
He lives in the hearts of many.
If we can be happy for the success of all,
and walk away from envy and resentment,
if we can just open our hearts;
love will heal us all
Why must we be so quick to anger?
So willing to lash out at others?
If we could only curb the appetite of wrath
and deal with a tender approach,
if we will treat others with compassion,
kindness, patience, and gentleness;
we will live in a state of grace.
If we can separate our wants and needs
and control desires that burn within,
we can stop coveting what is not ours
and be satisfied with what we have.
When we learn to suffocate the lust,
and look deep within our very souls
we will find that we are worthwhile.
If we can learn to balance life’s pleasures
and stop doing it all in excess,
We will learn that less is more.
When we replace gluttony with temperance,
we will be satisfied, at peace.
If we are unwilling to work for what we have,
we are undeserving of life’s greatest rewards.
When the world lets go of apathy,
we can begin to live with passion.
Because to not care, to not stand for anything
is truly no way to live.
When we trade sloth for zeal,
we are on our way to a beautiful world.