We Are Victims Of Unwise Choices Poem by Terence George Craddock

We Are Victims Of Unwise Choices

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we are victims of choices
kindness generosity can sow expectations
expectations can sow entitlement
entitlement can sow anger hostility
resentment accusations when expectations are not met
gifts of time effort consideration money
given to family friends strangers
lacking appreciation gratitude complacent

can create requests regular for more money
to pay for x y z reported financial life crisis
need greed borrowers can be master manipulators
manipulating kindness to gain selfish desires
rewards borrowers refuse to effort work for
manipulation can be a fast track gain game

requests to borrow money large sums of money
instead gift given in kindness understanding
the difficulty of paying back borrowed money
leads to not appreciative thank you but demands
to give more more money needed
some work hard to earn money
to pay bills life expenses
some expect family to pay their debt

debt incurred credit card debt unpaid debt
luxury expenses or urgent crisis need
expectations grow request amounts grow
when suddenly impasse large sums
are not instant given harsh words
cruel words accusations can flow

we are victims of choices
when our generosity kindness
creates expectations from need greed
demanding an ever growing more more
perhaps wisdom gives to appreciation
people prepared to help themselves
choices change their own lives
perhaps rules need to be set

for one off gifts money given
perhaps rules need to be set for borrowing
banks were created for need borrowing
never give to greed merchants unwisely
or lend money to hardship you need returned
arguments over expectations money

can sow entitlement anger animosity
gifts of love kindness can be given
to sow good outcomes change lives

gifts given unwisely can sow bitter outcomes
who has wisdom discipline to gift give wisely
who gives wisely who sows bitter outcomes?

Terence George Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)
Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Complete version of the split images 'Manipulating Kindness To Gain Selfish Desires' and 'Generosity Creates Differing Outcomes', by the poet Terence George Craddock. Written in May 2024 on the 10.5.2024.
M.J. Lemon 12 May 2024

This is amazing and brilliant, Terrence. When the idea of a life cycle becomes devoid of something abstract, and focuses exclusively on the materialistic, one arrives at exactly what you portray in this poem. This work goes to myfavourites.

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