Slaves to our (soul) cravings
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Have you ever wondered,
what does your soul crave?1
All of us crave something
Our soul’s cravings drive us
It drives the choices we make
the paths we take
the way we behave
and leads to us being slaves

slaves to what?
whatever masters we choose
and all too often we lose
because we have chosen a master
who fails to know how to satisfy our cravings
a master who isn’t there when we need saving
leaving us with the pain and regret
as our soul drips on like a leaky faucet

drip

          drip

                    drip

you can try to drown it out
busy yourself with people
with tasks
covering ourselves with many masks
yet still you feel alone
and you hear the drip

go on

          and on

                    and on

just like an overplayed song
it’s almost like a silent scream
or living in a bad dream

You don’t know what your soul wants
you feed it, yet your cravings taunt
you gave it
more toys
more prestige
more power
more stuff
But it’s never enough!

while stuff can be good
but when we make them ultimate things
they always fail
some stuff can deaden our souls
we become like them, lifeless and cold
because our cravings aren’t satisfied
leaving you with the same questions

I’d tried so much
But why does my soul feel so empty?
What craving masters me?
What is that will actually satisfy me ?

(1) Erwin McManus “Cravings” a chapter from his book Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit

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