An Ode to Selfishness.

Sacrifice — A virtue, it’s taught

By books, sages and great men of the past

That selfishness is mean and naught,

To put another’s need and want

Ahead of your own thought and heart;

But in the end, it leaves you bruised and wrought.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself” — we’re taught.

But how does one know LOVE, when love for oneself is lost?

Self-care isn’t selfish, it is anything but

For how does one serve others from an empty pot?

Show me a man who isn’t selfish and I’ll prove it a tort.

’Cause the ones that don’t want the world to be self-thought

Are the ones that are the most selfish of the lot.