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The Weed of Greed

Updated on August 3, 2011
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The Weed of Greed


Greed is an insidious weed,
invasive, it tends to lack heed...
by intent it will tangle,
by nature will mangle,
tainting the purest of deed.

Greed, taken root, will succeed
to litter its path with its seed...
Its insatiable desire,
as a great thorny briar,
with pomp will consume as it breeds.

Greed is a sin to the creed.
It is sneaky, though tacit, indeed.
In a man, will design
the taste of his wine,
corrupting the fruit with its need.

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      No_Clue 5 years ago

      Max, I can't help but grin...I just really appreciate your visits and comments!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Ok, I'll behave, promise. What a beautiful poem, Marsha, sharp on a subject!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Chriscwarner, thank you, kindly!

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      Chriscwarner 6 years ago

      We forget this so much! Weeds and greed ARE so similar. Great piece!!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      star, I am honored! Thank you, my friend!

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Sharing this one with my son, up and to the point.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you Hattie! I appreciate your visit!

      Fossillady, will definitely check out slingobay's hub...and I appreciate your visit and comment, as always! Hugs!

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I so agree with Micky... especially after reading sligobays new hub about the starving people in the world..that these words need to be echoed

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Very nice:)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Sunnie Day, thank you, kindly!

      Spirit Whisperer, you are so right there! Thank you!

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Very cleverly worded poem to describe a bottomless pit that can never be filled because that which the greedy crave is love. The money and material possessions they pursue are very poor substitutes.Thank you.

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      That aweful weed called Greed..yep you are so right! Very good poem..good reminder..will choke the life of all it touches..Thank you No clue.:)

      Sunnie

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Bumpsysmum, You are a "dear"! I so appreciate you! ~Blessings~

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      bb, it goes without saying, my friend! You got a hug coming too! Thanks for your loyalty and support!

      Micky, thank you! I am so grateful for your kind words and support! ~Blessings~

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      Bumpsysmum 6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Right on the button with this No_Clue, I shall read it again later :-)

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      These few words are sufficient. They're true and they need millions of echoes! God bless you!

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      bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

      Your lovable, insightful and playful poems are like home and apple pie for me. I just can't get enough.

      I would like to share in one of those hugs, my dear friend...

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, weedy, I so appreciate it! Hugs!

      acaetnna, I hesitated to post this but sometimes we all, and i include me in there, need to hear the Truth...we are all, after all HUMANs and subject to error...thanks for reading and leaving such a positive comment! ~Blessings~

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Spot on with this, awesome and to the point.

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      tumblintumblweed 6 years ago

      Very well done,No_Clue...a reminder to all of us!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      if the shoe fits, always! No accidents...lololol hugs girl!

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Oh I know silly lol but if the shoe fits wear it right?

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      bella, this was NOT a personal message!!!! More a reminder to me....lol...but thanks!

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      Thanks for the reminder No_Clue I needed to read this lol >_<

      smiles :)

      bella