Valsa George


Nuggets Of Wisdom. No.10. On Greed - Poem by Valsa George

Greed of all kinds, specially for power n’ pelf
Drive men to play many a mischief
It enters our world like an invisible elf
Making one demean his esteemed self

Greed is like an uncontrolled steed
It might gallop in reckless speed
Any time it can kick you down to bleed
Sometimes even causing a stampede

Running after wealth is often a wild chase
The snobbish, wealth can easily entice
Often they have to pay a heavy price
For greed generates greed and many a vice

Money is seen by some as master and Lord
And they compete, everyday to hoard
Even if a lot of wealth is procured
Alas, one never feels fully secured

The root cause of many a malady is greed
We witness the ills, it does everyday breed
Minimize the wants and focus only on the need
Thus from monstrous greed, let us be freed

Topic(s) of this poem: greed


Comments about Nuggets Of Wisdom. No.10. On Greed by Valsa George

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (11/19/2015 6:38:00 AM)


    Greed breeds more greed. Greed is the root cause of ills of society. True nuggets of wisdom delivered through your poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Ayman Parray (11/16/2015 3:03:00 PM)


    Great wisdom indeed in these words, Valsaji. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (11/15/2015 8:16:00 PM)


    Greed allures greed involves and greed destroys at last. Many thanks for addressing this issue so nicely. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/14/2015 1:40:00 AM)


    Greed is the root cause to many evils...........Nicely written poem, I liked it, Madam, Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (11/13/2015 10:36:00 AM)


    Running after a wealth is often a wild chase. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/13/2015 7:23:00 AM)


    The root cause of many a malady is greed
    I agree, it's a poem of of a great message.
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  • (11/13/2015 3:35:00 AM)


    great wisdom from a wise lady beautifully expressed
    thanks Valsa-10
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  • Souren Mondal (11/13/2015 3:19:00 AM)


    Yes, if only we human beings had the sense to realise that greed leads us nowhere but to more greed ad infinitum to a point where nothing satisfies us anymore... Many a great humans have gone down pathetically for greed.. And our greed as a species for the resources will perhaps bring us to an extinction... Thank you for sharing.. A wonderful poem with a wonderful message... (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/13/2015 12:46:00 AM)


    The root cause of many a malady is greed
    We witness the ills, it does everyday breed
    Minimize the wants and focus only on the need
    Thus from monstrous greed, let us be freed - - - - of course greed is the root cause of many maladies. Well envisioned poem. Thanks for sharing..10
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  • Kelly Kurt (11/13/2015 12:41:00 AM)


    I never will understand want beyond need. Thanks, Valsa (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 12, 2015



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