Health is Wealth – Poem № 8
If all we had to do to be rich was be healthy
Tell me the truth, would you be broke or wealthy?
What would happen if mental health was also included ?
How many more people would be broke and deluded?
We live in a world that tells us a big story
Of dreams coming true and of war being glory
We can’t even say that real richness means thriving
Yet financial gain has us dreaming and striving
As if Bezos is GOD and his riches anointed.
Company named Amazon, and real nature? Disjointed.
Fast Food companies use our biological urges
Their sales steadily rising, body steadily surges
Down unhealthier paths of existing, appeases.
Need to cook all while causing more serious diseases
When will health become the thing that we cherish and go for?
When will joy be a metric instead of excess score?
So many sell their souls for Material possessions.
While our bodies degrade, so does nature and it’s lessons
Aren’t we better than this? Look up land monoculture.
We need forests, and therapy and rehab, new culture
Our path to destruction of our planet and bodies
Doesn’t have to be it, our fates not in the potty
But meaningful change will take. big transformations
They must. come from culture,
Because health is wealth and this world isn’t healthy
Many broke and miserable, though presented as wealthy
Would rather feel stable of heart and of mind
Instead of just money, the path of the blind.