Slavery, poetry written by Kate Blake at Spillwords.com

Slavery

Slavery

written by: kate blake

 

We are slaves to one thing or another …
our family, work or sport;
social media, movies or games;
addictions, appearances or wealth.

Is your service good for your health,
or does it drain your energy by stealth?

Are you a slave to your every desire?
Give into every whim ending up in a quagmire?
Or more disciplined than that
and trying to develop healthy habits …

Is your service good for your health,
or does it drain your energy by stealth?

Does your service fulfill your needs?
Does it fit with your values and creeds?
Are you planting healthy seeds,
or compulsive sickly weeds?

Is your service good for your health,
or does it drain your energy by stealth?

What rewards do you reap,
do you have deep contented sleep?
How does it resonate with your life aims,
or is it causing grief even pains?

Is your service good for your health,
or does it drain your energy by stealth?

Please pause and see
Are you heading where you want to be?
Are you feeling shackled or free?
Do you spiral down or light up with glee?

Is your service good for your health,
or does it drain your energy by stealth?

Kate Blake

Kate Blake

Kate blogs as ‘calmkate’ and is passionate about photography, walking, cycling and volunteering. She is an avid Australian logophile who tries to inspire and support by example. A well-travelled meditator living off grid in her tiny home while communing with nature! So let’s connect to make our world a better place, we can do this together!
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