Babatunde Aremu


Greed is a twin of graveyard
Its never says enough
Never ever filled to the brim
Its never contented
Greed is voluptuous
Always quest for self alone
Like vultures haunting for caracass
Greed is restless for more
Ever tight-fisted
Ever wanting to amass more
Till it becomes bloated
With materials unneedful
Always seeking vanity
Until its labour is naught

Submitted: Friday, December 14, 2012
Edited: Friday, December 14, 2012

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  • Gold Star - 7,268 Points Neela Nath (1/1/2013 3:53:00 AM)

    Greed is one of the seven deadly sins. A great write. The educative, ethical value of this poem is adorable. Deserve10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 25 Points Onyeme John (12/21/2012 11:31:00 AM)

    Oh, that is a concrete truth; Greed a twin to graveyard
    A sweet killer of soul. More of this from you poet... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,278 Points Tajudeen Shah (12/14/2012 10:23:00 AM)

    what a wonderful expression with due comparisons, striking, authentic and relevant. would love to read more of yours and duly respond.
    wish you pen more on such human passions, moods, thoughts and social issues as well!
    Great going. God Bless. Regards. (Report) Reply

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