Somehow in this world’s devious ways

A role model of sorts has Midas become

Greed has been packaged as a virtue these days

Acquisition of things labeled as success by some


Quite easy it is to rationalize one’s greed

By depicting oneself as the industrious provider

Toiling every day to fulfil the family’s needs-

A committed family man-would say the outsider


The motivation to make money comes from within

Propelled by intertwined greed and ambition

Ambition is celebrated, greed is no sin

Greed fuels success, brings efforts to fruition


We have learnt to dress, as a society

Greed in excuses plausible and palatable

Cover our desires with the cape of propriety

While our society is afflicted with illnesses incurable


Thus health care costs are astronomical 

While there are people who make a profit

Guns do not hurt- scream the cynical

While in expensive, plush chairs they sit.


As greed drives our capitalistic society

Monetary enrichment exacts its price

Impoverishment of the spiritual variety

Is an accompaniment to this vice.

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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