Simplicity in a Material World

by Trina Williams-Emigh

I'm not flat screen
Or big dreams

I'm not fancy car
Or strip bar

I'm not fashion purse
Or celebrity shoes

In today
Out tomorrow
Sensational news

I'm not congressional supporter
Or societal puppet

Bad debt
I say, "fuck it"

I'm not everybody's face book friend
Or Twitter trend

I'm not who you date
Or how you rate

I'm not fad diet
Or quick fix

Get in
What you put in
Workout mix

I'm not house on the hill
Or white picket fences

Security defenses
‘Bad dog' sentence

I'm not new phone
Or ozone

I'm not bicycle
Or recycle

I'm not for the cause
Or the solution

Walk it
If you talk it
Make a selfless contribution

I'm not the judge
Or the jury

Let your bygones go, to bury
Release your fury

I'm not saint
Or savior

I'm not inspiration
Or critique
Just a voice
Saying simplicity is understated
And fitting in…..overrated

Simplicity in a Material World by Trina Williams-Emigh

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