Looking at my storage shelves one day
I saw things spilling out every which way
Clothes, accessories, books and journals-
Realized I was surrounded by disorder infernal
Too many objects, creating clutter and chaos
Things bought at random, reason “just because”
Acquired for pleasure, but causing irritation
Adding to my stress were my prized possessions….
Looking at the mayhem, on an impulse I decided
Acquiring stuff for pleasure was a goal short-sighted
I no longer owned my stuff, but my stuff now owned me
Fettered by possessions, I no longer felt I was free
I had to let go and downsize, of that I was certain
What did I love least-now that was hard to ascertain..
Tempted was I to hold back to objects sentimental
Letting go of my belongings was a task monumental
As more of a minimalistic lifestyle I embraced
More unnecessary clutter from my life I erased
Taking this concept another notch further
I stopped doing things non-essential altogether
Discovered the joy of a simple lifestyle
Making life meaningful and every moment worthwhile!