An Ode to Selfishness.

Sacrifice — A virtue, it’s taught

By books, sages and great men of the past

To put another’s need and want

Ahead of your own thought and heart.

That selfishness is mean and naught.

But in the end, it only leaves you bruised and wrought.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself” — we’re taught.

But how does one know LOVE, when love for oneself is lost?

Self-care isn’t selfish, it is anything but

For how does one serve others from an empty pot?

Show me a man who isn’t selfish and I’ll prove it a tort.

’Cause the ones that don’t want the world to be self-thought

Are the ones that are the most selfish of the lot.