Retail Therapy

Where do I find the will power to ignore

The urge to buy, there are so many stimuli that lure

Me with their advertisements inviting and tasteful

I forget that buying things I do not need is wasteful

Or I convince myself that the bright new stuff

Is badly needed, my life is not enough

Without its possession, thus I must part

With moolah to satisfy the craving in my heart

The more I browse my devices, the more I notice

Beautiful, artistic objects that promise me bliss..


Attachment to material things should not lead to

Lasting happiness, but I know this much is true

The power of retail therapy cannot be underestimated

Snagging something new at a stellar price leaves me satiated

Maybe I fill an emotional void with a purchase

But if brings me pleasure in so many ways

The privilege to buy what I want and when I fancy

Is something that with gratitude I see

In a consumer-driven society a part I play

In the economy by spending money this way


By making me happy, my purchase fulfilled its intent

I couldn’t care less if the feeling is transient…

Published by iheart11

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

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