04 February 2007

the glitter attracts

where the diamonds glint filling the heart with greed
there's nothing there that i would want or desire
but others know the heat of the unsacred fire
and cannot make the break between desire and need
each gemstone is a kind of sterile seed
that raises hopes but also raises ire
and when its task is done makes us require
the things on which our nature dares not feed
now here we have the answer that we sought
which gives us neither solace nor regret
but cannot give us what we really want
which is to cross the ditch between is and ought
find what will in the end all pains forget
and will resist the fiercest jibe or taunt

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