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Earthly Delights - Troubles

You think you landed on the wrong planet?
You don’t fit in with the (other) humans?
Hate to tell you, Buddy,
But it was your choice (and mine)
To come here

Maybe we had something to learn
Maybe we had something to teach
Or, most likely, both

I think most folks came here for the Earthly experience
Of solid matter
For sensory fun

Somewhere along the line
We got stuck
Like Smaug (of the Hobbit stories)
- He was attracted to bright shiny stuff
And stayed with it too long
Until it became an obsession
A killer addiction
Which he killed to keep

One of our unexpected troubles
Is bumping into Other Smaugs’ addictions
Nobody wants to share
And that’s not fair

Please note:
Nothing lasts forever
Not even gold

So if you realize your place in things:
As a Witness
As an Experimenter
You may finally feel free to donate all your toys to charity
And go Home

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