Money gives you Place to maneuver,
but actions speak louder than words.
You can Lord over, or project to whenever,
but what is gambled is also what is splurged.
Just as words not spoken can try to be example,
some get it, follow suit - - and some do not.
It depends on the commodity you deal with;
do you have Spirit - or do you have Want?
Want is a hunger we all know;
we want trappings, acceptance, and praise.
But the need they come from, is, Spirit -
the longing to know our Place.
We chance, we dance, we weave in and out,
some times by silence, in our listening hearts;
and sometimes by speech, to reach our endeavor,
it all depends on where you set your mark.
We can behave like greedy, selfish children,
or we can be givers, here - you can have mine.
But knowing the lifespeak that belongs only to you
is, actually, the only one that makes you fine.
I’m enticed by things that are offered.
But I also wonder on what price I will pay.
And if it is given freely,
or if it’s just a lynchpin to make me sway.
I see gullibility as a hunger.
I see grasping as a gasping for ‘More.’
Ads and fads blather out at us,
as if the present presented will even the score.
Have this! - and you will be famous.
or - Have that! - and you’ll reach your peak.
But Want has a life, and impetus of it’s own,
and to enter there actually keeps it out of reach.
Contentment is the panacea that stops the hunger.
To embrace, to cherish what you gain.
To know that flux is the crux of Creation,
because nothing ever stays the same.
You only have to ask a question:
Is this mine? .. Or is this yours?
To learn discernment between the two is answer,
and stops the beating and bleating at your door.
It’s a choice to fall for a sales pitch.
Be it in love, in commodity, or Spirit.
To be swayed to another’s ways is doubtful;
the anchor of Self will simply not hear it.
So don’t heed anyone’s need to change your Self;
don’t succumb, even if you think maybe you should.
For only you bear of the expanse of your experience,
and you can never be too honest for your own good.