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The Best Bargin Ever

by Carl Walker

He cheated me but lost instead

Even though he kept the money

another stole from me

And I love him still

Though I did swear out a warrant

I’ll visit him in jail

Betrayed again by one I love

I don’t complain or harbour hurt

With selfless joy I served a rich man

And a poor man the same

Neither offered me money

Nor did I ask or expect any from them

Except that they would show

A promise of fruit

I worked, I did, with sweat and creativity

To produce a work of art

Others gave the credit to my friend

I let him have it

And was glad for the pleasure he received

Release your life and let it go

That you can give it freely away

So that you can freely give your all in all

To produce fruit in others lives

Not all lives will bear good fruit

But a few will

And the fulfillment will be expansively inexpressible

With peace as a free premium too

It is the best bargin


Author's Note: it is a cruel illusion to think this can be done without the help of the living God, or that it is not worth attempting

Posted on 01/22/2004
Copyright © 2021 Carl Walker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 01/23/04 at 03:18 PM

'With peace as a free premium too' a concept of greater goodness. But, is this so called common belief society worth it? In any case, The concept must remain alive somewhere in the back of the mind.

Posted by Mara Meade on 01/23/04 at 10:51 PM

THIS is pure sacrifice. When given in love, it takes no toll. Beautiful.

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