Taken For Granted Is...

With the getting of the best gift,
Which is life.
Many are unconscious,
Of its preciousness.
And,
Taken for granted is...
This life.
With a disrespecting,
Many generously give.

So many perceive it a quiz...
This life.
To reject the positive aspects of it.

Selfishly a living has been taught,
To assume, impress and consume.
Selfishly a living has been taught,
A feeding to feast is what life should be.
With a giving to others thought as charity.
As if the Universe does not provide all abundance.
And those who manipulate without thought to hesitate,
Witness with a taking away...
Their prized over-rated possessions.
Within seconds.

Selfishly a living has been taught,
To assume, impress and consume.
Selfishly a living has been taught,
A feeding to feast is what life should be.
To find themselves protesting,
A quality of life on the decrease.
As a feasting on 'things' diminishes.
With a declining value of human beings.

So many perceive it a quiz...
This life.
Many are unconscious,
Of its preciousness.
And,
Taken for granted is...
This life.
Until what is possessed disappears.
To leave nothing left but wept tears.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Comments (1)

leave nothing but tears, I like it, thanks. Pleased read my poem'Family members' and vote.