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Parable of Wretched Malcontent

Not content with just penurious loaves Wretched pauper for richer diet strove Seeking treasure from a wealthier trove Delicate crumbs from hearty stoves; Pungent fruit from well-stocked groves Poached sustenance frail body did gladly receive Yet of better fare covetous mind did conceive Then with guile from gullible hearts lucrative profits deceive 'Til stitched threads a fine, seamless tapestry did weave O'er time malfeasance with cankering anger did twain With licentious craft bartered for wanton gain Still, embittered spirit did all the world ruefully disdain Tethered to earthly mammon; eternal soul did enchain Moral, be content with the goods you have A shriveled piece of bread better than a poached calf With tendered tissue your festering wants salve Lest infectious greed spread to heart's valve

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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