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What be this disease

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What be this disease

What be this disease?

What be this disease?
This love of foolish power
What happens to the flower
That makes the bud to freeze
What be this ugly greed
What virus causes this
When mind gets filled with foolishness
Can you tell me what this is?

I’ve seen it many times before
When ambition takes the stand
Me, I cannot understand
And I won’t forever more
The way the manner changes
As the bucks come pouring in
And old friends start to vanish
Cause I don’t need to win.

What be this disease
This greed and lust for power
From all this din and horror
The bud can never flower
Why is it then, when friends get rich
Their manner turns all sour.

When happiness all fades away
Because of one’s success
Well I really must confess
Yes, I really have to say
It really has me puzzled
Because success for me
Is being filled with happiness
And this is how I be.

2 November 2013 @ 0515hrs.


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  1. Date: 11/4/2013 8:46:00 AM

    Another very nice write Peter Vic

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/4/2013 3:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your kind words Vic...peter
  1. Date: 11/2/2013 5:45:00 PM

    Excellent write. I've heard people say that "Money is the root of all evil. But it's not. It.s the love of money that is the root of all evil. So, apparently you cousin has no falling into that trap.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/3/2013 10:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are so right there Jon, money is a good thing to have, but not just for the sake of it...Thanks for your comments My friend...peter
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 6:22:00 PM

    It's sad how some can be affected by wealth. It is a great person who stays humble when he has such success.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/2/2013 1:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Andrea. I had A cousin came over from England a couple of weeks ago. He was stinking rich, but he was so humble. but most of the rich think they are something very special. Wealth doesn't impress me at all, I am afraid. I appreciate your comments as usual....peter
  1. Date: 11/1/2013 5:03:00 PM

    Greed and lust are not good befellows..Enjoyed reading your creative and well thought out work..Thanks for the visit to my page..Your review of my work was uplifting..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 11/1/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Saraa, I always love reading your poems and your comments...peter