Today I sit waiting delivery certain

All of my stuff sofa chest curtain

Suddenly what I have been longing for

Will all be coming right through the door


All sorts of material things will arrive

Candles book cases tapes to help me thrive

Sweaters and shoes and coats galore

After being without I can’t wait any more


Amazing somehow these things we “need”

Possessions we covet drive many deeds

Suddenly they don’t mean very much

As we gain perspective wisdom and such


Things can’t respond relate or give warmth

They cannot comfort or buffer a storm

Soon all their shine becomes very dull

Since they can’t engage they don’t have much pull


When you reflect on what sustains

You realize possessions never maintain

People who populate filling your life

They are your treasure gems that midwife


What are your most valued treasures?

What have you been investing in?

How have your priorities around relationships developed?

What gets you out of bed each morning? Why?

– Stewart Levine ©

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