needy joy

Dear Mr./Ms. Conservative,

it is hard to be needy
don’t you know
well i can tell you
being there now

) it is harder to receive than give
maybe except when
the receiver does often perceive
the giver with an attitude
of “better-than-thou”
the embarrassing givers attitude
of “lesser-than-thou”

) when receiver and giver
feel of equal worth
well then

joy on earth
joy to the people
joy to learn
we are all one
in different guise

might we, this night
see and hear
one human heavenly chorus sing