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Resemblance To Wealth

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Resemblance To Wealth

Greed or need,
whoever designed it
is laughing at us,
despite its resemblance
to wealth,
it cripples health,
destroys the land,
flows freely
like grains of sand,
it spreads everyday,
like a necessity here,
it frightens without fear,
money and fame is the lure,
death is the cure.

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  1. Date: 8/15/2009 1:35:00 PM
    "Greed or need, whoever designed it is laughing at us, despite its resemblance to wealth, it cripples health, destroys the land," Hmmm....I wonder who this sounds like.....could it be...................SATAN???? Nice write, as usual, Frank!

  1. Date: 4/30/2009 9:05:00 PM
    Ouch! It hurts. The truth, that is. Well done, Frank! You always rise to the occasion of opening my eyes for another look or for a sobering reminder. Hopefully, you can look my way for the occasional soothing balm. Best wishes to you! Donna

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 7:58:00 AM
    Thank you, Atanacio. You're right, I got it. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 5:09:00 AM
    death is the cure to both of them read between the lines my friend when you die you can be neither am I right? LOL thanks anyways for reading

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 7:46:00 PM
    "death is the cure" to "Greed or need"??? I think that it's too much, my friend. O perhaps what you mean is that greed will never be cured, until death? I'm uncertain, but still thinking. Anyway, I like it. Good job, Frank. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 4:00:00 PM
    frank when i was young we werent rich and i always prayed to GOD that if becoming rich means i turn greedy or nasty he will let me die poor-;-)still a middle class today,though fortune is abit better for me now in that sense only,and you know when im the most happy when i give my all-i dont want fame too,i just want to be loved,cos if i have love i have it all-and a bity of money to travel;-)not too much to ask,maybe i go to Palm beach---charma

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 12:39:00 PM
    Sadly, there is much truth in what you say. As you say, "it frightens without fear, money and fame is the lure." Very compelling write, Frank!

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 10:33:00 AM
    Here, hear for the poem tells it best

  1. Date: 4/25/2009 9:25:00 AM
    I don't know what the cure is but what i know is that this write made me think.