Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Abundance  (posted by Susan)

“You can’t use up creativity.
The more you use, the more you have.”
~ Maya Angelou


Vasudhara, Goddess of Abundance, 1082 AD

“Your Challenge: In a new poem ~ show what, if anything, makes you aware of abundance.”

Abundance feels excessive
to me. I see a field stretching–
miles of pumpkins to pick.
     Too many choices

Waiter brings a menu
tome which can scarcely be
studied that quickly.
     Too many choices

Gold bling swings from ears to
neck to wrist. Hard to extricate
a piece to admire.
     Too many choices

Abundance will not seem excessive
if there is more than enough
food to feed anyone who is hungry.
A rich harvest is a good form
of abundance.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Excesses

  1. susanstoo says:

    Yes! Too many choices! But not everywhere. Is there another country that takes consumerism so seriously? Great poem.


  2. Vicki says:

    Lol, anytime my husband and me has gone out to dinner that’s what he always says “too many choices.” I agree, so true.


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Absolutely true.


  4. annell4 says:

    I really don’t like to be faced with tooooooooo many choices. Even my little grocery store in this little town, has too many choices. Abundance is the name of the game….even if most cannot afford what is offered.


  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I’d go even farther and say: “A rich harvest SHARED is a good form of abundance.” What we don’t share, just rots.


  6. A thoughtful poem. “Enough for everyone” would be abundance indeed.


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