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.