Soul vs. Beast in Us: A Poem

Updated on May 12, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

Thirst for money, status, power and greed

are remnants of animal still living in us

and the stronger we feel that need

the less spiritual is our inner call.

Torn between beast and holy kind

often so reluctant our foot may seem

pursuing possessions or peace of mind

and what should we allow to be our dream.

Power and money one breeding the other

advertising that ugly sign of "never enough"

ruthless in mission to intimidate and smother

with every personal virtue that becomes a bluff.

So we end up poor in our ivory tower

strangers to ourselves, to those we love

our life collapsing under weight of that power

now looking for something more noble and above.

As sooner or later must come that time

for soul to rebel and crush that phony joy

while making life feel like an intimate crime

resolutely devaluating that every expensive toy.


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