Throughout time, the goal has been to have less.

We like our fruit to be seedless,

And our grass to be weedless.

We strive for our bodies to be fatless,

And for our diets to be calorieless.

We like our technology to be wireless,

And for its usage to be effortless.

We like our possessions to be dustless,

And for our cars to be rustless.

We want our world to be trash-less,

And for our cars to be pollutionless.

We want our medical visits to be painless,

And we buy products so we look timeless.

We want our culture to be judgment-less,

And hope it leads to a place that is crimeless.

We seek to shelter the homeless,

And provide until they are needless.

Sadly, in our incessant pursuit for less,

Our society has become blatantly shameless (Jeremiah 6:15).

The number of culturally approved sins is countless,

And the evil desires of the hearts restless (Genesis 6:15).

The world has been traveling guideless,

Thus leaving people hopeless (1 Thessalonians 4:13).

The world’s agendas are anything by harmless,

And the logic they are built upon are baseless (Matthew 7:24-27).

The result is a world whose sins seem endless,

And which contain religions that are godless (Matthew 15:8).

So what shall we do, we who are powerless?

We must look to Him, the one who was sinless (Hebrews 4:15).

If we do so, we will find our blessings to be countless,

And the price of Christ’s sacrifice priceless (1 Peter 1:18-19).

The reward will be a place that is tearless,

Yes, heaven, the home that is sorrowless (Revelation 21:4).


Inspired from Arthur Guiterman, Gaily the Troubadour, 1936.

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