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Greed

Greed When I was small, I was satisfied with the money I had, I could buy so many kinds of candies with one dollar at that time. Lollypops that I can lick and suck on for hours, chocolate fudges that left my lips dirty and fingers sticky, vanilla ice creams that melted wonderfully in my mouth, with the taste of milk in it. Time shifts, I age, and I outgrow my desire. I feel the greed of gold, burning inside me. The weight of shillings, the colour of notes, the lustre of platinum credit cards. And the climbing numbers in the bank account, excites me more than anything else. The final moment is near, Death is sending me invitation letters I withdraw all my money, change it into pure gold blocks. Piling them on the marble floor of my mansion, a little mountain of gold is formed. There I looked at my sweet riches, as pretty as the ‘precious’ in Gollum’s eye, I climb into the golden mountain and curl inside it, like a dragon sleeping on its spoils of war. There I sleep, with a final smile etched on my wrinkled face, in my cold cemetery.


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  1. Date: 9/30/2013 4:39:00 AM

    Thanks all
  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:06:00 PM

    Deric... CONGRATULATIONS... in ANTHONY'S "Treasure Chest" contest.. enjoying your awesome win. ***LINDA***
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:00:00 AM

    Deric congrats on win Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:28:00 PM

    nice winning poem. love ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:32:00 PM

    Wow! An excellent poem. Congratulations on your win in Anthony's contest. hugs, catie :)
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 9:19:00 AM

    wow...the ending is powerful...love the way you crafted this whole poem...great take on the subject...congrats on your win :)
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:33:00 AM

    Hi Deric, , thank you for expressing your write and finding this site. -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 6:39:00 AM

    Welcome to P-Soup, Deric! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:25:00 AM

    wow this is an awesome topic and poem Deric , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* Skat *

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