Friday, November 29, 2013

We Need More!



 For today’s prompt, write a commercial poem.


The latest plastic gadget amplifies a futile thirst
Beneath a cry for more and more it seems that we are cursed
And when the thrill of new wears thin we turn to search again
For something that will satisfy the growling void within

They scream for our attention with a ‘don’t pay now’ control
Commercialism drawing innocence into a hole
As greed and need are misconstrued in colors that appeal
…an eighty-inch home-theater to watch a third world reel

Are colored balls the answer to our hungering for more?
Is happiness a promise that we purchase at a store?
…or better yet, don’t leave your comfy chair, but simply sign
Our life-savings into the air; now we can buy on-line!

This credit-craze is Holidays; the Christ-child has no part
For He Himself was Heaven’s gift to satisfy the heart
And only He can quench our thirst; though merchants ply and plead
Peace, joy and love, His gift to us is all the More we need

© Janet Martin

   
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,

Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isa. 9:6-7



1 comment:

  1. An Eighty eight inch to watch a third world reel...
    EXCELLENT message...
    Thank you. yes what a beautiful morning!

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