Be thankful for what we have on Thursday,
for others have it far worse than us.
Yet, we rush for the new on Friday,
For the great deals are a plus.
We tell our children to be thankful,
and to cherish what we already possess.
Yet, to greed is what we’re truly grateful,
For nothing is better than more for less.
The hypocrisy of giving thanks,
as we scramble to take more and more.
Overloading credit and emptying the banks,
just to buy more crap from a store.
Puppets on strings are the roles we play,
as we consume the world in the name of greed.
Why should our children listen to what we say,
when we kill and sacrifice to purchase beyond our need.
We’ve sold our souls to get more junk,
and soon our children will pay the same tole.
Unless we can remove this greedy funk,
and keep them from falling into the same empty hole.
O’joyous children, our hope, our future, our joy.
Be thankful, in life, in faith, every girl and boy.