Gold, Glory, God, and Envy

We believe that we can be perfect
If only--
we could be powerful
could be successful
be wealthy
Or beautiful
And it is a fool's game
We are born
Each of us different
With a different gifts
Talents and skill sets
Interests
And a finite amount of time
We ought better to consider
The best use of our existence
To find our conscience
Our passions
Self acceptance
And find our wealth
In the good that we do
In the people we love
And an appreciation of how life
Eventually steals our health
And the sands of the hourglass
Pass without stop





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