Friday, November 23, 2007

greed, need, fear
fuels the heart to seek
in forms grotesque
not idols tangible to eye and hand
but godless deities nonetheless
opportunities for wealth
offered by
others equally greedy, needy, fearful
blinded by empty promises of a better tomorrow

the blind lead the blind
skeptics are alienated
arguments left unheard
not wanting to burst this delicate bubble of hope
with critical thought

upline! downline!
build build build
make friends opportunities
new teammates, partners
joined in the pursuit
of barren idols
to begin establishing
a personal kingdom
of profit

"You shall have no other gods before me"
what about after You?
number two
challenging the position of Number One
in time, and heart, and mind

so pursues the heart
over time, overtime
desperate to find
the promise not realized
the residual is not incoming
to quell the greed, and need, and fear
only residual effects
relationships strained
hurt feelings
and the price is not worth the profit

what holes in the heart
demand this blind, ignorant faith
replacing the Promise with promises
of no value?

Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness
And all these things will be given to you as well
the desires of the heart
the needs of the body

to what value is it
to seek anything else?