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Below is the poem entitled THE ALLURING CALL OF MATERIAL POWER which was written by poet Robert Gresak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It ceaselessly, on all levels, reverberates
smashing through the gates
of logic, innocence and reason.
It knows no time or season
as men of high or low estate
prostitute their very sanity,
prostitute the very clarity
of their minds and souls.

Assuredly, ever since man to the state of reason attained
testing them 'till they gained
the whole world and vast power
and lost their humanity, 
their very sanity.

The grip of material power is incalculable,
it has filled, and continues to fill
and to flood the world with pain and woe,
its perpetrators fully aware, know
the suffering, the agony they cause.

yet they care not, will not e'en pause
as they pursue and solidify powers grasp
crushing all who oppose, to their last gasp.
Compassion and caring is their enemy.
Their way, their only road is that of brutality. 

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  1. Date: 12/15/2010 8:36:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your creative write tonight.. hope your time on the Soup will be fun and filled with sharing... check out the contests too.. good luck with luv..

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 11:13:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Robert. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 8:13:00 AM
    oh great depiction of the world today! Exactly what was foretold would happen in 2Timothy 3:1-5. good job

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 4:57:00 AM
    All so true - and very well expressed. Describes the Celtic Tiger (our boom), very well. A big recession has now overtaken Ireland and hopefully one result will be that people review their values - Liz