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Man's Greed

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God fashioned man out of earth
In His image and breathed life into him
Woman He created for him to love
Dominion over creation, He gave him
Eden's Paradise, earthly heaven as his treasure
Man, yet succumbed to Evil One's temptation
Greed banished him from heavenly pleasure
To till the earth for food; to earth, his destination

Greed begets even more deprivation

Man's insatiable greed has no limitation
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: greed
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
In the wake of global warming, wars, climatic changes and its consequences that have displaced thousands, this poem extols man to
go back to basics to love his fellow men and God's creation.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Godfrey Morris 27 April 2015

lovely poetry my friend. I did enjoy.

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Kewayne Wadley 27 April 2015

Powerful words! ! +10+10+10! !

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Kewayne Wadley 27 April 2015

Powerful words! ! +10+10+10+10

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Kelly Kurt 27 April 2015

You would think we would have learned by now. Thank you for your poetic plea to wake up as a planetary people

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Lyn Paul 27 April 2015

Brilliant poem, especially to be written by yourself, A Man. Wonderful Words for us all. Thank You

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Chandini Jaswal 27 July 2018

Greed begets even more deprivation Man's insatiable greed has no limitation This poem summed up all the wrongdoings man has inflicted upon Mother Earth in such an eloquent manner. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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Kostas Lagos 27 July 2017

Reminds me of the prophetic books.Exceptional!

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A splendid sermon in the form of a poem. well said my friend!

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Paul Sebastian 20 May 2015

dear fellow poets, thank you so much for your affirmation and encouragement. What a wonderful fraternity we have got! I must go on writing. each time I write is like squeezing my heart to paint a picture. Your support make it worth the while.

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Paul Sebastian 20 May 2015

This poem was published in The Herald, a Malaysian Catholic weekly, last week under the Editor's column.

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