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.