Pyrite and Gold

Something groomed and molded to perfection

Seems so flawless on the outside

Like a diamond or a ruby

Sapphire, any precious gem

Yet when you pick it apart and examine each component

That makes up this perfect gem

It's eerie

Because you come to realize

That maybe being pyrite is better than being gold

Cubic zirconia could be more bearable than a diamond

Polished to appear perfect, shine in the lack of light

Glow in the middle of the night

But gold can easily be molded

Pyrite is more durable

So what makes gold so much better?

What drives us all to yearn for the gold?

What drives you?