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Treasure Quest

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Treasure Quest

He dug deep into the soil
Trying to find the hidden treasure
Gold 
Silver
Jewels
Here would be the answer
Dreams realized
Respect
Admiration
Power

Deep in a hole
Pile of earth stacked above him
heart racing 
Sweat pouring from forehead
Blisters blooming on palms
Dig
Dig
Dig
Feel of metal to metal
Ecstasy 
Elation
Realization
On hands and knees
Pulling
Grabbing 
Clinging
Box top released

Mind screams
Voice caught in throat
Ghastly smile
Skeletal hand grabs on
Treasure long gone
Up above is a laugh
A trap eloquently crafted
Soil pushed on top
This is where
The bodies are buried 

A specter walks along the top
With treasure map in hand
Thankful for
Another foolish man
Locked under a pile of earth and sand
The mans identity is assumed
Spirit to flesh from earth exhumed
Perhaps he's gained
Another fifty years
Not to worry
Time he does not fear
Mens greed
Always leads them here





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  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:56:00 AM
    I don t know why this poem made me think of a pirate in search for a treasure..I continued reading and realized there was more to it than that.Greediness is humans worst enemy..till humans realize that lfe is so very short and If one lkeeps digging ..one might not have the spare time to appreciate those real special treasures money can t buy.An excellent poem Richard : )

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 6:14:00 PM
    Richard; this is a very good poem. Greed is never good - at the people lose. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/1/2013 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your visit Luccila
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Oh....this one spooked me, Richard. I don't do well with spooky things! Great write, though. Great lesson. Read all your lovely posts and responded to all. Happy Canada Day!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/1/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks we have a wonderful sunny day.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:47:00 AM
    Soup mail.Have a great day.Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/1/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Responded to soup mail.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 9:31:00 AM
    Loved this one Richard!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/1/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Arthur.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:50:00 AM
    HOW TRUE! If only the fools could listen! Great poem! PS: HAPPY CANADA DAY! I am so happy Canada is my adapted country!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/1/2013 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, we have a great day to celebrate.