THESE ARE 10 SEPARATE POEMS COVERING REAL LIFE SITUATIONS IN POETIC FORM

TEN COMMANDMENTS

10

THOU SHALL NOT COVET
Looking out our window
It all looks so serene
Your neighbor’s grass is trimmed just so
It all looks very green

The spouse will dress To some impress
The children well behaved
They go about there business
Their reality is grave

It’s when you get a closer look
The spouse can be so mean
The children fight, the dog will bite
It’s the astro turf that’s green

If you take what is not yours
Because you could not wait
God holds back what’s best for you
You choose this final state

Work and pray and God will say
I know just what you need
I’ll supply what’s good for you
Don’t covet, you must heed

LEO BIRDSALL