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