Several times now, my soul’s been depleted;
initially brimming, hope overflowed.
Time slowly passes, then I am defeated;
fairness and balance I feel I am owed.
Masses self-seeking wrapped up in themselves.
Life disappoints; not a kind place to live.
My needs and desires cached on high shelves.
Trying to please them, I find ways to give.
Now I embark unto my liberation.
If starting not soon, my life force will dim.
Egotistical exploits avoid hibernation
He puts himself last, but I can’t be him.
Life is a lesson from what I have learned;
selfishness rescues; without you are burned.