Treasure Island

Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

I am Greedy!

I am greedy for I longed to hear few heartfelt words
That never came from you.

I am greedy
I expected a few kind words for I cared and looked after you lovingly

I am greedy
I expected a few soothing words for
I drank the tears of pain and hatred given by you.

I am greedy I expected something in return from you.
Which I never should have.

Words are very precious.
Its like drops of water.
Its true...
A few drops of water can really save ones life.

It may be in human nature
A words of appreciation can do wonders.

The fact of life is
One should not be addicted to words
Without that life will become lifeless.
One should not feel low
If one doesn't get appreciation.
Think it was our duty and free yourself from expecting anything in return.
This will bring peace in ones life.

Expecting something in return
May be a few words,
Make me feel
I am greedy!


Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2013

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  • Valsa George (12/25/2013 8:59:00 AM)

    Everyone is sure to have that greed for appreciation and acceptance! But if we don't get it, one shouldn't feel low!
    Prepare the mind to live unnoticed or unreciprocated! Never expect anything to the point of being heart broken if we don't always get what we expect from others! Experience teaches us not to expect anything in return! ! A passionate and sincere portrayal of human longings! (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (12/24/2013 6:37:00 PM)

    It may be in human nature
    A words of appreciation can do wonders.... nice poem..10

    it can play
    take away
    pain and agony
    that is beauty from almighty (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (12/22/2013 11:22:00 PM)

    Ah! seems we all are greedy at times, but as they say, 'No expectations, No Disappointments! '
    This is wonderful in expressing more of what we hope to get in return upon loving someone...
    which really does not make you greedy, only human! Excellent poem and point made here. (Report) Reply

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