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Follow the leader

I am the thing humans want most
Changing hands, this way and that 
Dirty, stale, but this wasn't always so
I was born clean, perfect and neatly stacked 
Issued from a cloning machine, brothers-in-arms 
Cut from the mechanical womb, separated 
Dispensed to all of you reading this 
you have all known me, grasped me with 
your oily skin, all of you guilty of
using me in varieties of ways, sometimes 
I make you sick, so you turn as green 
as my outer-self, I am as old as 
the faces that are etched onto me
Washington, Lincoln, Hamilton, Jackson 
and Franklin all smile up, as you
dispense with you affairs. I am the 
universal drug of humanity. The tool 
that proceeded fire, the invention of 
all doomed societies. But I am 
simply the usher, showing you to 
you seat. The grand-show is what
I simple lead you too, your Paper 
Guide. Follow me along the river of 
greed, as we all follow the Ferry-Man 
along the River Styx. You think little of 
ME, and yet I bring you  all of your 
desires. Sit down and enjoy yourself
with me, your friend, Money.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2009 4:03:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your awesome poetry Colin. May you have a week filled with love and inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/3/2009 9:20:00 PM
    Great poem Colin, it's very interesting the way you kept us guessing for a bit but yet showed great imagry. Too bad the world has to be like this ha? Oh well, I loved the poem :)