Sustenance

Written by: ilene bauer

We eat and drink to stay alive
But we need more to truly thrive;
For though our drinking and our eating
Keeps that central organ beating,

We’re aware, despite each thud,
That hearts require more than blood.
With our brains, they intertwine,
Nature’s cleverest design,

Providing what we need to grow – 
Only if we nurture, though.
Sustenance must thus be sought;
How to get it can’t be taught.

Each of us must find our way;
Some get lost and others stray.
Still, we struggle and we seek
For that which makes us each unique.

When we find it, we will bloom,
Spouting buds of sweet perfume.
Every being has the power
With some help, to rise and flower.