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Greedy Richard - Poem by Jane Taylor

"I think I want some pies this morning,"
Said Dick, stretching himself and yawning;
So down he threw his slate and books,
And saunter'd to the pastry-cook's.

And there he cast his greedy eyes
Round on the jellies and the pies,
So to select, with anxious care,
The very nicest that was there.

At last the point was thus decided:
As his opinion was divided
'Twixt pie and jelly, being loth
Either to leave, he took them both.

Now Richard never could be pleased
To stop when hunger was appeased,
But would go on to eat still more
When he had had an ample store.

"No, not another now," said Dick;
"Dear me, I feel extremely sick:
I cannot even eat this bit;
I wish I had not tasted it. "

Then slowing rising from his seat,
He threw his cheesecake in the street,
And left the tempting pastry-cook's
With very discontented looks.

Just then a man with wooden leg
Met Dick, and held his hat to beg;
And while he told his mournful case,
Look'd at him with imploring face.

Dick, wishing to relieve his pain,
His pockets search'd, but search'd in vain;
And so at last he did declare,
He had not left a farthing there.

The beggar turn'd with face of grief,
And look of patient unbelief,
While Richard now his folly blamed,
And felt both sorry and ashamed.

"I wish," said he (but wishing's vain),
"I had my money back again,
And had not spent my last, to pay
For what I only threw away.

"Another time, I'll take advice,
And not buy things because they're nice;
But rather save my little store,
To give to those who want it more."


Poems About Greed

  1. 1. Greedy Richard , Jane Taylor
  2. 2. The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed , Solon
  3. 3. With Mercy For The Greedy , Anne Sexton
  4. 4. Greed , Philip Schultz
  5. 5. Twas Such A Little—little Boat , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop , Roald Dahl
  7. 7. Human Greed , Raymond A. Foss
  8. 8. Less Greed , Raymond A. Foss
  9. 9. Greed Is Out , Hebert Logerie
  10. 10. Masnawi , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  11. 11. You All Get Lost , hasmukh amathalal
  12. 12. Coffin Of Gold , jibin joseph
  13. 13. Illahi Nama (Book Of God) , Farīd ud-Dīn Attar Abū Hamīd ..
  14. 14. Drink The Nectar , Mirabai
  15. 15. Ballade Of Dead Republics , Edgar Lee Masters
  16. 16. Petals Of Peace , Aftab Alam
  17. 17. Tell Me Brother , Kabir
  18. 18. Ballad Of Jesus Of Nazareth , Edgar Lee Masters
  19. 19. When Greed Outstrips Needs , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  20. 20. Man's Greed , Paul Sebastian
  21. 21. The Flowers , William Brighty Rands
  22. 22. Possession , Vaibhav Pandey
  23. 23. Greed , Sylvia Chidi
  24. 24. The Golden Age , Alfred Austin
  25. 25. The Land Of Pallas , Archibald Lampman
  26. 26. Rubaiyat 39 , Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi
  27. 27. In The Swirl Of Greed , Amitava Sur
  28. 28. # # A Joy - Senryu [revised] , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
  29. 29. **completely Ludicruous** , lily peace lago every by to ph
  30. 30. Living Off The Land , krissi b'williams
  31. 31. And No Comment , hasmukh amathalal
  32. 32. World Of Greed , Dave Alan Walker
  33. 33. My Petty Greed , CHOUDHURI SUKUMAR
  34. 34. Greed , Akhtar Jawad
  35. 35. Greed Breeds Greed , Aftab Alam
  36. 36. A Mothers Love , Susan K Hahn
  37. 37. Beware Of The Great Corruptors , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  38. 38. Stars , cherassery damodaran binish
  39. 39. Greed , Neela Nath
  40. 40. Hypocrisy, Greed & Deceit , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  41. 41. >The Tree Of Greed And Suffering , Abdul Wahab
  42. 42. Today, The Last Day , Richard Allen Beevor
  43. 43. In Arrogance , Mark R Slaughter
  44. 44. Nature's Beauty Being Destroyed , Francis Duggan
  45. 45. 2008 Wall Street Crash , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  46. 46. Haiku...Devil’s Disciple...Greed , Ken e Hall
  47. 47. When You Smile , Lyn Paul
  48. 48. Creation , Lyn Paul
  49. 49. With Greed , hasmukh amathalal
  50. 50. Graven Greediness , Kumarmani Mahakul
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