Greed

Like a bear to a pot of honey,
or carrots used to tempt a bunny,
humans are hungry for money,
laugh it off, though far from funny
.

Take the dare then grab the cash.
Integrity sold in a flash.
Watch all honor turn to ash.
Feel self-respect fall in the trash
.

Nothing can buy all desires,
or fill the needs most require.
Vanity will ignite fires,
treasures are just things acquired
.

If one chases to find wealth,
they may find themselves compelled,
to value riches over health,
till vitality is expelled
.

Capital is another tool
used to make a brilliant fool.
Ego flares up with fake fuel,
push aside so love can rule
.

– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy

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  1. “Ego flares up with fake fuel,
    push aside so love can rule.” – WOW, that’s so well said!!! This whole piece is just sublime!!! You always do a marvelous job of combining deep/truth-filled topics with a dreamy poetic flow. That paradox creates such masterpieces! I love the purpose behind this one and the powerful reminder to us all!!! Keep shining, my dear friend!!! 🖤🤗✨

    1. It feels so nice to hear that, Ace.Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words,my friend.I truly appreciate you. Much love to you.💕🙏💕

  2. Wow, I will be emailing you soon. Your lines in this poem are powerful, but that’s not even the word I want to use. I need to pull out my books and find exactly what your work has. I love it & for the life of me i can’t recall what it is. Ok, let me stop rambling my dear. xoxo hope you are well!

    1. Thank you so very much , Tammy.I am so happy to hear you enjoyed it.I truly appreciate your kind and thoughtful feedback my friend.💕🙏💕

      1. It’s hard to explain, I’ve worked w/ some great known poets & I used to think something was wrong w/ me because I didn’t always like their work. My mentor who is also a poet told me that’s normal. Then your work…it’s like it calls me. I get it, i can relate, I feel the beat of a line. It trips me out. I promise I’m not crazy, it’s just very little excites me, lol.

      2. Well in all honesty I must say, I am sincerely humbled by your words.
        Thank you so much for this beautiful message, it truly inspires me and holds a lot of weight coming from you. I appreciate you.💕

      3. Yes. You should keep going. It will be worth it once it is done. I look forward to reading it. Amazing things will happen once that voice inside of you is heard.❤️

  3. Beautiful lines, Grace! Gandhi ji had stated that the world had enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed.

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