Greed

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Seven Deadly Sins Challenge

Greed

 

So many people today only think of theirselves

They could care less about anyone else

 

The rich sit in their mansions drinking from a golden cup

While the rest of the world could be out on the street down on their luck

 

They could care less if the rest of the world survives

Their only concern is that they're still alive

 

They flash their money and drive their fancy cars

All the while so many others starve

 

They walk around in their three piece suits

While the less fortunate begs for food

 

So conceited when their nose stuck in the air

Passing you by like your not even there

 

No matter how much they have they can't fill their need

Don't they realize the deadliest of the sins is Greed

 

One day it will all be taken away

Because in the end

They can't take it with them to their grave


Submitted: April 11, 2009

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xxxheartbrokenxxx

love this poem

Sat, April 11th, 2009 8:50am

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Thank you.I'm glad you liked it.

Sat, April 11th, 2009 2:15am

Carnation

Viper, Viper, You are sooo fast(But eventually i am going to catch up) Yes, you are fast but the quality of your poems remains undiluted.

This poem is a serious eye opener for those who have closed them deliberately. Very well done my friend!!! Go on........

Sat, April 11th, 2009 9:36am

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Lol.I'm sorry for being so fast.I hope you do catch up.I can't wait to read more of yours.I'm so glad you enjoy them.It makes me feel good.I agree with you.So many people do have their eyes closed today.They need to wake up and open them to see what's going on today.Thanks for sharing your thoughts and comment.I really do appreciate that.

Sat, April 11th, 2009 11:32am

angellynn

Wow! viper.. You penned this one too.. Well done!

Cant wait to see what you come up with for SLOTH.. Hee HEE! Good Luck!

Angellynn :)

Sat, April 11th, 2009 12:15pm

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Lol.Thanks Angellynn.I appreciate that.I'm glad you liked this one.This one was a little easier.In todays world all we have to do is read the paper or watch tv to see what's going on.Thanks for your comment.

Sat, April 11th, 2009 11:21am

Classy Peach

There is a HUGE difference between greed and having abundance. Something to consider.

Great rythmic poetry.

Sat, April 11th, 2009 11:29pm

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Thanks.I appreciate your comment.

Sun, April 12th, 2009 1:44am

Flash

This one was soooooo good! Made me laugh too. I know folks like this. But I would change one thing: Last Line: One day it will all be taken away - Because in the end - They can't take it with them to spend. Just a suggestion.
Good stuff!

Mon, April 13th, 2009 4:37pm

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Thank you.I'm glad you enjoyed it.I'll take that suggestion into consideration.I appreciate your thoughts.Thanks for the comment.

Mon, April 13th, 2009 11:36am

Cherry Berry

Another powerful piece. Well penned.
xox
Cherri

Thu, April 23rd, 2009 7:33pm

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Thank you.I'm glad you liked it.

Thu, April 23rd, 2009 3:01pm

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