Monday, June 24, 2013

Prosperity - by Bob Atkinson


Prosperity
(c)2013 Bob Atkinson

declare here in the open
one frill of life's resolve
that overlooked compassion
to invigorate us all

a superhuman effort
requiring all our gall
pounding into notions
standing straight and tall

shoving forth our effort
on gentle and mean streets
saving us from suffering
while we sleep and eat

simple taste of possible
within and without
thereby instituting a
quick reversal of doubt

in our daily lives
what we do and where we stand
how we treat each other
how we see our fellow man

this change of broad proportion
my mind has thus arranged
would see our broad intellect
devoted only to our prosperity

not that word of money
that's no part of what I mean
a fully flowing purpose
is that of which I dream

possessions beyond the useful
lie there in our closet
gathering dust of the untouched
simply nothing much

purpose fills each niche within
our time upon this earth
purpose defines true wealth
without which we'd be dirt

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