Greed

Greed

A Poem by PoeticVandal
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A poem about the evil that is Greed.

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An unquenchable thirst,
Insatiable hungers.
Those touched be he cursed,
Forever in the hearts of men it lingers.
That which tasted like sweet nectar,
Now it tastes like blight.
For the glorious riches we prefer,
Become mere burdens in the night.
A sweet smell in the air,
That soon decays to smoke,
It smothers all in foul despair,
As those in its sway begin to choke.
Oh tantalizing happiness,
His final delusion.
As vain attempts to appease,
Reveals his greatest illusion. 

© 2017 PoeticVandal


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Greed is powerful and destructive. It blinds people . This is a very powerful piece.

Posted 9 Years Ago


PoeticVandal

9 Years Ago

thank you
Great images! The chosen verbs and adjectives show movement. The first two lines sound like a rebellion. That's really good, I like it!

Posted 9 Years Ago


PoeticVandal

9 Years Ago

thank you
So true are your words, to abide by greed shall be the sickle which cuts one down. Very cool.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Greed is evil I agree and you have expressed it well in this poem

Posted 9 Years Ago


Greed destroys peace of mind. it creates slaves of men. all that remains is nothing but an unquenchable thirst forever more with nothing by your side but eternal loneliness and despair

Posted 9 Years Ago


greed is a very real and tangible force in our world, it is the reason the American political system is not working, it has been the reason for wars, and the reason for so much loss of life , animal and human, throughout the world for centuries. until we conquer greed we will NEVER evolve as a species. this poem is not only well written and very cleverly worded, but is is poignant , pertinent, important and relevant! awesomely done!

Posted 9 Years Ago


PoeticVandal

9 Years Ago

thank you for your kind words

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Added on February 24, 2013
Last Updated on March 17, 2017
Tags: greed, despair, happiness, tantalize, riches, insatiable, unquenchable

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PoeticVandal
PoeticVandal

Dubai, Karama, United Arab Emirates



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I began writing almost 5 years ago, but not as much as i have in the past year or so.. Though I may have years behind me, I am but a hatch-ling in the world of writing...... That being said, please r.. more..

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