Greed! Your own price.

Greed! Your own price.

A Poem by Abd-afeez

A lesson for the greedy

The pirates of the world seas,
The search for treasure within,
Found did they, a mighty one.
Mystery and history an attachment of it,
A dinky throne where gold evolve,
The merchant show off of values of the olden,
The eden where trinklets flashes in flickering spots.
And the hell where blue fire freezes like ice.
Look and focus, your eyes behold what some begot.
The precious of ones, to be your generous portion.
A eye catching lumps of the ancient stones.
A pity! Not every peasant eye can reject this.
A curse! Human eyes cannot see beyond shiny spots.
So close, only arms length away from being yours.
A millenium bounty, to roll and sink into your hole.
I seek you to look beyond the shining skin.
Deep within are the trap so sticky.
So handy to get you into the deep pit.
A generation riches priced so cheap.
But the evil it reeks of, you dare not live with,
An ancient curse and wrath of the olden.
The loin of the goddess within the wealth crust.
A removal of hope, an attribution of eternal darkness.
Absolute damnation to the devilish cult.
Take back your greed, oh please! Foolish mankind.
What you see is not actually what you see.
Ocean can be calm, but the storm still dwell deep inside.
A trick! A cheat! Why can't you see this.
Believe me! Only your greed speak.
Oh mankind! Take back your greed.
Heed to this, or destruction, oh! The mighty fall.
Down down! The dark pit will welcome your rot.
Your doom out and out in the loom.
The stinking remain of the greedy one.
The sinking off of the reign of the cursed.
Awakened! Oh why just a dream.
But so to speak, it speak of the real.
Let it be, let it, be his alarm ranged.
And his pirate friends all fled.
And the cursed treasure regained its rest.

© 2010 Abd-afeez

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This is a cool one, and it takes the reader on a genuine journey. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Good wording and imagery.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Epic and historically-inspired!
Very good one mate, keep it up!

Posted 10 Years Ago

very well said! Greed destroys not only that man but it has an impact on others....
" Take back your greed, oh please! Foolish mankind.
What you see is not actually what you see. " wonderful lines and an extraordinary poem!! great job

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very well said. Your writes are always very thought provoking. Greed has long led the world astray from the beginning of time. I have often wondered who first decided that shiny things like gold, and jewels, are more valuable than food, shelter, and above all life itself. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

A excellent poem. Nothing like a pirate story. The greed of men have destroy great countries. So many strong lines. I had to read a few time. You can write a outstanding story. The rich Nations need to be concern with the HIV and hunger in this world. If the rich countries spend 10 per cent of what they spend on War on food and medicine. Every man or woman/child would have food and shelter. You are a good writer. Made me think again.

Posted 10 Years Ago

What an extraordinary piece about Man's greed and the ever searching quest for more and more. The most beautiful things in life are free .. the sight of a rainbow, children's laughter ..

As your words say: 'Take back your greed, oh please! Foolish mankind. What you see is not actually what you see. Ocean can be calm, but the storm still dwell deep inside. A trick! A cheat! Why can't you see this?'

Your writing is expanding into great literature and you never fail to make me gasp at the way you use words.

Posted 10 Years Ago

this is a great way of showing the shallowness life sometimes evokes in people...

Great job

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Very good symbolism used here. We're all after something. Once we get it we blindly move forward searching for something bigger and better. Our greed has driven countries to war and yet we so foolishly fall into the trap again and again. I like how it shows that there is hope for resistance.

Am glad I read this piece. Makes one think !!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on December 23, 2009
Last Updated on January 6, 2010
Tags: Darkness, doom, wealth, greed



Ibadan, Nigeria

Am just so creative and prolific. Am from south western nigeria. And am currently studying biochemistry. i really love the science world. Here you see a piece of ink on paper and on it you see result .. more..


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