Drowning in excess


It seems to me that nowadays

Most of us on most days

Deal with excess in many ways

Shuffling through a meaningless maze

Of stuff- material goods of wide variety,

Information on things affecting our society

Food and wine to challenge sobriety-

Excess everywhere-provoking anxiety..


While paradoxically, mostly everywhere

There is a shortage of time to spare, 

Despite all the goods, to be fair

There isn’t enough money to not care


So the race continues to acquire

More possessions we seem to require

We have a compulsive need to rise higher

In search of the happiness that we desire


The mountains of stuff that we accumulate

Adding more constantly to our plate

As collateral damage tend to inflate

Our stresses leading to an unhappy state.


In theory simple is the solution

Difficult, though, is its execution

Minimalism should be our resolution

It might be the beginning of a revolution

To cut down excess from our lives forever

And indulge in little things that give us pleasure..
















Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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