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The Drive



Deep within our consciousness,

Hidden away from prying eyes,

There is a drive to drink and eat,

To stay alive and to compete,

While our bodies are driven,

No matter how much we are given,

To desire more, more, more

Food, wealth, prestige, power

As we aim to gain beyond the same

And when our race is run,

When our lives are done,

The rabble will scrabble

To take their due –

And the wheel spins on.

©Denise G Allen, 21 May 2013 14:12

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

9 thoughts on “The Drive

  1. Another winner…


  2. Many home truths here, adee.


  3. Bleak – but so true!


  4. hopefully in pursuing that desire we do not get lost in the spinning of that wheel and let our desires consume us…just saying…smiles.


    • It can and does sometimes happen, Brian. People can become addicted to acquiring money and possessions at the expense of being able to relax and enjoy what they have.


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