Nowadays the newest trend is filming
Our kind acts, allowing us to continue fulfilling
And further placing the emphasis on the “I” in giving,
Making us forget that it is better to give
Than to receive.
These moments that are meant to capture our hearts
Are now being captured by an electronic force
So that it may be uploaded, shared, and reposted –
“Nothing feels better than helping those in need,” the caption boasted.
I question these intentions – are we helping one another?
Or are we benefiting from others?
Exploiting those in need
When we perform a good deed.
How could a selfless action transform into something so selfish?
I was taught that our fingerprints do not fade from the lives we touch
But now with a single touch
a moment becomes an eternity
All while we lose touch
with our humanity.
The reality is that good deeds
Have become a way to fuel our egotistical needs.
People disguising themselves as do-gooders
only doing good for the likers and rebloggers.
We are greedy by nature
But we should be attempting to rectify such behavior.
There is no wonder why we salute Scrooge and the Grinch,
He who removed himself from greed –
Yet each day we inch
closer to the green
The only heart growing three sizes
is the one that we double tap.
That should be the way.
Because when you combine giving and receiving,
you are left with grieving.
A pitiful truism.