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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