General Poetry posted December 19, 2016


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...one of the seven deadly sins

Greed

by pharp




There are many things I desire to own

I wish to live like a queen on a throne

Yes, my neighbor just bought a new car

I'll buy one better, then eat caviar...



My mind is set to acquire all I need

I'm going to follow the Jones' lead

I'll possess what I don't even want...

I'll foreclose on my friend's restaurant



When I get all I want, I will not share

I'll take all you have I do declare

This ravenousness is all mine to bear

I'll acquire all I can without a care



The love of money is in my soul

I believe greed has taken control

I've been told greed is a deadly sin

It's deceptive and lives deep within



What must one do to get rid of greed?

Repent... trust God, then you will be freed
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Deadly Sins writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a poem that involves one of the seven deadly sins

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Thanks to Google Images for the use of the artwork which inspired me to write this poem on Greed.


1 Timothy 6:10King James Version (KJV)

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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