…it’s killing you.

Deep in the night
the Spirit said to me:

Stop it! Just stop it!
Stop having to be right,
to be on top,
to be in control.
Stop trying
to have more things,
newer gadgets,
grander vacations,
and bigger houses.
Stop trying to please,
to be accepted,
to be respected,
and loved by all.
And for heaven’s sake,
stop trying to put me
in your back pocket.
I can give you
lots of reasons why
I’m telling you this,
but for tonight
I will only say this:
what you are doing
is insanity and
it’s killing you.

© 2015 Dennis Ference