Greed

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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As greed drives our capitalistic society

Monetary enrichment exacts its price

Impoverishment of the spiritual variety

Is an accompaniment to this vice.

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