Shankaran Kutty

Gold Star - 5,328 Points (1st November / Alleppey)

Seven Deadly Sins - Greed - Poem by Shankaran Kutty

We all came into this world
With nothing from the Lord’s abode
Yet as we grow, in our hearts
The seeds of greed are sowed

Those first days of our life
When our mother’s arms did we trust
And empty handed indeed
Return to the Lord we must

Yet for money, wealth and pleasures
We do shamelessly crave
Not just for us or our children
But for generations, we want to save

We strive to grab and hoard
More than we ever would need
Never ending are our wants
Never ending, is our greed.

As our greatest possession
What we proudly claim
We still leave behind when we leave
They do not us great, proclaim

All this chase for wealth
When we are old we will find
Was for nothing, it was better
A Legacy we had built, to leave behind

Topic(s) of this poem: sin

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is an attempted series on the seven deadly sins. This is the second of the sins - Greed

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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