Avarice – A Poem

You own that most beautiful house on the hilltop
overlooking the horizon
and the deep blue sea

you drive the most exotic cars
one we see in the movies
and most of us can only imagine owning,
the vacations you take
the parties you throw,
the dreams you sell,
the smile you wear
you are the epitome of what success is

but despite such more than perfect life
you are delirious from inside
a plastic life you live
for you can never settle with what you have
you are always chasing the next best desire
you, my friend, is captivated
in a web of avarice

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47 thoughts on “Avarice – A Poem”

  1. So elegantly depicted your words are so descriptive. Touching each level, with such great expression. Withholding nothing leaving no stone. πŸŒΈπŸ’œ

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  2. This is true, of so many people. We should cherish everything in life and be happy with what we have, as it could get snatched away in an instant. Then what would we be left with, a very sad existence. Nobody likes a greedy monster(sorry, but the monster bit made me laugh, lolπŸ˜‚) Lyndsey.πŸ’™

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      1. I know, I can’t help being right all of the time😏and I always get the essence of everything you write. You convey your feelings so well to the reader and I thought that monster thing would make you laugh, lolπŸ˜‚

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸ’Ÿ
    No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning his ledger.It is a heart which makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is and not according to what he has.πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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  4. Learning to be content with what we have no matter how little can be very rewarding instead of chasing after insecurities.

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