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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Greed Is Good

Grab hold of all the love available
squeeze it, cherish it, hold it tight,
be greedy about it, go ahead, be a hog,
and then, go looking for some more.

When you’re all full up,
let a little –or a lot- slosh over,
let it spill on your family, your friends,
and then, let some fall on strangers.

Get a grip on all the kindness nearby,
savor it, milk it, taste every morsel,
be ravenous about it, go on, lap it up,
and then, go looking for some more.

When you’re satisfied,
let a little – or a lot – be passed on,
let it go to people near and dear,
and then, let some go to strangers.

Go out - or in - and find some happiness,
wallow in it, feel it, be warmed by its glow,
crave it, cling to it, exult in your joy,
and then, go looking for some more.

When you’re contented,
let a little – or a lot - be shared,
let it be felt by the ones who mean the most,
and then, let some go to strangers.

2 comments:

  1. Dan, I never knew that you were a poet...what a romantic...how wonderful. If you don't mind I would like to pass on this poem and your thoughts to my facebook friends. You express yourself where others don't have your gift.
    Thanks for your words of wisdom!
    Mimi Callison Marmon

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