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GREED



greed is the ugliest of sins
robbing the poor
to line one’s pockets
knocking people to their knees
reducing them to begging
while they are asked to wait patiently
for what is due them
how dare they make them wait
it’s all one huge conspiracy
how can you sleep at night
have you no conscience
can you really just pretend
that delay is without consequence
how much do you need to be satisfied
has your greed no bounds
we can’t imagine the utmost greed
coveting profits gained
from deliberately postponing payments 
while honest people live deep in despair



posted on January 11, 2019

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Date: 1/12/2019 7:08:00 AM
Sadly, the jobless situation has not done any good for many; it's built this greed "wall" disease and it's very contagious. Where are the role models who champion generosity, these days? We poets can't do it alone.
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Date: 1/12/2019 7:15:00 AM
So true. The jobless situation is creating a irreconciable gap that only grows.
Date: 1/11/2019 11:18:00 PM
The greediness I see seems to be at an all time high, Line. I had never seen it like this before, so this poem rings true.
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Date: 1/12/2019 7:16:00 AM
Making money off poor people has become an art. Disgusting.