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Below is the poem entitled Pursuit which was written by poet Alex Brown. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Dire desire
Controls your empire
No one knows the difference between “want” and “need”
Why all the selfish? Why all this greed?

Is traditionally measured in wealth,
Rather than the condition of a soul’s health

Is what comes with power,
The power of infliction and creating death showers

“All I want is for you to be successful,”
You say,
But I never want to be “happy”
Your way.

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