Three Hungry Stomachs



Three hungry stomachs drive us

And we strive to fill these bellies


One is the hunger for knowledge.

As we learn new things everyday,


this food for thought illumines us

and lights up paths so we can see


and exercise freedom of thoughts

that will guide us to our goals.


The second is the appetite to be known

So others can recognize our actions


It’s a never ending voracious competition

Of feeding off approvals and endorsements


A bondage of dependent perceptions, and
an addiction to collect irrelevant trophies.


Then is the hunger to remain unknown

Although we want to know others


We don't create new knowledge

As we are riddled with fear of acting,


Content with acts imposed upon us
And codependent on wisdom of others



September 27, 2014    …more