James B. Earley

Greed...Of Death

.....Might....life exist
Through sake of chance
......Some odd result
Of happenstance

Or is...what is
...Supposed to be...
Ordained precise
......By destiny
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Must then...we live
..To...simply die
From greed of death
..For want...of why

Poem Submitted: Monday, February 4, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, June 3, 2013

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  • Ron Flowers (5/14/2009 7:26:00 PM)

    I love your use of rhyme here, James. Yhe poem was a pleasure to read and quit thought provoking.

    Ron

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  • Royal Princess (4/24/2009 9:25:00 AM)

    It was so nice, I read it thrice...thought provoking. I like.10 from me.

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (4/19/2009 2:03:00 AM)

    This life is not
    a blindfold chance,
    It's the fulfilment
    Of our imbalanced glance.

    It's not a jouney
    Of birth, death and rebirth,
    It is for equipoise with
    Perpetual bliss and mirth.

    The stream of life
    Never dries up,
    It changes its course
    Tastes new mix-up.

    It settles in the eternal ocean
    At its depth without commotion.

    CP

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  • Susan Bagley (4/9/2009 4:12:00 PM)

    Philosophy in just a few lines better said than many a tome on same topic.
    Well done my friend.
    Regards,
    Susan

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  • Rosalita Fernandez (4/8/2009 11:02:00 AM)

    very different way of writting it but i like it, very unique, well written, well done

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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (4/8/2009 8:57:00 AM)

    Life is full of 'why's' James. why this, why that, why should one, why don't we, why is there etc., We have questions repeating themselves right through our lives and we pretty well never get the answers on the really difficult ones. I like the way you have presented this 'question' short but very much to the point. Excellent thinking.
    love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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  • Myrtle ThomasMyrtle Thomas (4/7/2009 4:48:00 PM)

    James this is very inspiring and deep thought provoking.I never would have thought of greed in death.Much enjoyed.A great poem, thanks for sharing.a 10

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  • Sally Plumb (4/7/2009 10:57:00 AM)

    You've given me something to think about.That must be good.

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  • Carl Harris (4/6/2009 8:02:00 PM)

    This is a fascinating and quite thought provoking poem, James. In our lives, there are many questions that go unanswered or are unanswerable. For example, who really shot JFK? Is there life beyond our wee solar system? Will the Cubs ever win a world series? Your fine poem, though brief, certainly gets the reader to thinking and is very well written as well. Carl.

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  • Sonya Florentino (4/6/2009 6:58:00 PM)

    something we may never know the answer to... but be it one or the other we can only do the best we can....

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  • Bonnie Collins (4/6/2009 4:59:00 PM)

    Written well and very thought provoking, has alot of depth to it to make one want to read it twice.... Very good.

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  • Lynda Robson (4/6/2009 6:30:00 AM)

    Very profound write James, one to read again and again,
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • Patti Masterman (4/5/2009 6:50:00 PM)

    This is my kind of poetry. Love the lines 'Ordained precise
    ......By destiny' and the ending lines too. Great job.

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  • Sandra Fowler (4/5/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    Very effective use of rhyme in this provocative piece. Take care.

    Kind regards,

    Sandra

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  • Jasmin Whyte (4/5/2009 10:32:00 AM)

    You ask the big questions and you also hint at answers to them. I like that what is, is maybe meant to be, as it helps us to accept what is our lot in this life. Thank you

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (4/5/2009 7:57:00 AM)

    Heavy thoughts for the reader. A lot involved in this short piece. Interesting.

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (4/5/2009 2:23:00 AM)

    very nice.. superb writing

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (4/4/2009 11:28:00 PM)

    substantial clever write...an inquisitive by all means about death...great verses...

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (4/4/2009 6:51:00 PM)

    Deep and ageless questions James - -and so concisely put that it leaves every reader asking the same - - you are in this piece wrapping up the subject in as least few lines as the questions warrant - - - so very cleverly written...... and 10 + + + + from Fay..xx

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  • Meggie GultianoMeggie Gultiano (4/4/2009 6:20:00 PM)

    this is a short but deep within. I love the way you present this.It makes me ponder more the greed of death..But still, we have to be prepared, in case.
    I do love this, James. and thanks for the invite.
    God bless you..Shalom
    hugs,
    meggie

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