A Deathbed is Too Late - a poem about consumerism

A Deathbed is Too Late

A Deathbed is Too Late by Rosa Hernandez

Here’s the sore
The one I know I can no longer ignore
My home, my car, my clothes, my shoes
Disgraced I find that I have, too
fallen ill to the disease that plagues
the privileged western race

I make up a part of that which devalues the sphere of humanity
Consumerism dangled pretty things on the tv screen
I walked into the web of materialistic idolatry
Believing the void could be fixed with extravagant things.

How wrong am I? How wrong are you?
We’ve imposed this insane ideology on our children, too

A deathbed is too late to reach life’s ultimate conclusion
Now is the time to face society’s deranged illusion
Our worth is in occultation by our basic human pride

In the end
Are any of these things genuinely worth sacrificing what’s inside?

<strong>Rosa Hernandez</strong>
Rosa Hernandez

I am an aspiring author/ poet who enjoys writing as my most treasured form of creating Art. I also enjoy astronomy, Astrophotography, and painting. I love creating! I focus on writing about higher consciousness, the intricate web of the human condition and heart matters.

Writing has always been a healing experience for me; an alchemical way of projecting my soul’s deepest thoughts onto other kindred minds and hearts. I was awarded the Editor’s choice award for a poem from the International library of poet in 2008.

You can read snippets of my poetry on Instagram @a_musesvault 

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8 thoughts on “A Deathbed is Too Late”

  1. Every word is intricately chosen. This is so to the core of your mind and soul….so impressive…thank you for your wisdom.

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