The Whole Selfish World

You living your life, that’s wrong.
My living my life, that’s wrong, too.
I should live your life,
You should live mine;
Just be some one other—
Your sister, your brother—
And all will be fine.
God will be happy,
Society, too,
When you are me
And I am you.

What’s the difference,
Who can tell?
We’ll both be selfless
And that is swell.
For self is evil,
Didn’t you know?
Started with Devil,
First to say “No”.

No, I won’t follow,
I won’t bow down;
I will not grovel
For God’s self’s frown.
For Society’s self
I won’t give a pea.
What’s wrong with the self
That’s simply me?

Each thing has a self—
It is what it is;
No fizz is a rock,
No rock is a fizz.
Should self of the sun
For another sun shine?
What’s wrong with a star saying,
“My light’s mine.”?

Live you for you now,
I’ll live for me;
A whole selfish world
In self harmony!

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2 Responses to The Whole Selfish World

  1. Opus Dei says:

    Beyond my humble words….

    ‘Should self of the sun
    For another sun shine?
    What’s wrong with a star saying,
    “My light’s mine.”?’

    I felt so light after reading this!

  2. Brian Faulkner says:

    I’m glad for that!

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