Prosperity Wished

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

What is it defined,
That remains unchanged in meaning.
What emotion found to find it felt,
Stays the same to express that way.

Yesterday...
Prosperity wished,
With it almost guaranteed to get...
Was a promised made from pulpits.
If...
One faithfully tithed and prayed for it.
Returning one's 10% of an income,
Commitment...
Into an abundance they would receive.
Witnessed by those who were devotees.
Followers 'chosen' and...divinely picked.

Today...
More are praying for a backup plan.
Hoping conflicts end,
Before their dreams of prosperity,
Fade away to see it for them begin.
As many who have debts and creditors to pay,
Know too well...
Conflicts created and at their expense,
Has taken prosperity wished...
Out of their pockets.
By those who are claiming and faithfully,
More taxes are owed on diminished dreams.
If...
They had not yet been repossessed.

What is it defined,
That remains unchanged in meaning.
What emotion found to find it felt,
Stays the same to express that way.
Today...?
Keeping hope alive may mean,
Shopping to find a can of beans.
And with a lid that has a pop off top.

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