At dversepoets.com Mary asks us:
What is your favorite treasure...not a monetary or jewelry type of thing, but what belongs to you that you treasure most, like a teddy bear? Difficult for me to say....
Bargaining for treasures...
How much for that vintage lamp?
$50? How about $35?....$40?
I've found many "treasures"
over the years, items inherited,
all close to my heart
But for me, to pick just one,
We buy items we didn't know
we needed, an old doorknocker
One can't always get what one wants,
(and rightfully so), a stamp worth a mill'
so be cautious -
Don't buy according to emotions
for fear someone else might
Estate or yard sales usually end
with both parties satisfied,
but in life's riskier bargaining,
it's altogether different;
we all have done it
( at one time or another)
Gambling is much the same
When souls become cards stacked
on a table or numbered balls
in a roulette game -
"I'll give up 'such and such' privileges -
if you just let me _ _ _ _", or
" if you give me _ _ _, I promise
_ _ _ _; "or not, and so it goes
Life is not fair, we hear it all the timeWe ask God to be the arbitrator;
we want to negotiate,
Saying it with a sincere, sweet smile
Instead, we need to cut short
know when to stop, slow, or go
We know nothing certain
of the future, except we're taught
adages like "acceptance" and "balance"
They are so overused; let your heart
and mind together decide between
the old painting and rusty watering can