Lord, I take what is rightfully yours,
I dance the night right across the floors.
I refuse to give to your earthly stores:
I take what is yours so I can explore.
I do not give to those that are in need;
I give to myself out of earthly greed.
I break the promise you ask me to keep,
To help everyone in desperate need.
I beg you remove my heart of darkened stone
Teaching me to obey the ways you condone;
Showing me your will,
Instead of my own.
Please remove the contention set —
Allow me instead to pay another’s debt.
My heart has turned to hardened stone;
Earthly idols won’t leave me alone.
Teach me, Lord, how to share, even more,
Test my heart in helping the poor;
Giving to those who live in need,
Giving with a heart that is empty of greed.
Give Me a Heart Free of Greed by K. Saitta © 2009, A Walk In Verse