Throughout time, the goal has been to have less.
We like our fruit to be seedless,
And our grass to be weed-less.
We strive for our bodies to be fatless,
And for our diets to be calorie-less.
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 rust-less.
We want our world to be trash-less,
And for our cars to be pollution-less.
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 sorrow-less (Revelation 21:4).
Inspired from Arthur Guiterman, Gaily the Troubadour, 1936.