Think Before You Greed!

December 10, 2008
You think you have it so hard
When you can't get what you want
You think life's not worth living
When all your support is gone

There's so much more to this world
Another shadow behind another soul
Who strives to live a life they didn't choose
And with it, the worth of living only grows

In a world of deeper sorrow,
Everything everyone has is what you need
When the other soul on the other side
Struggle to find for their family something to eat

The tears they've cried, all day, all night
Trembling in the cold, burning in the heat
In the world they want to wake up and see
For just another day, even if they're weak

For you to cry and claim you'd rather die
For you to despise the life you're breathing
For you to whine and drop to the ground in defeat
It's an embarrassment, how you're even thinking

They have tasted a deeper flavor in life
Than you will ever have if all you want is more
With all the pain the other soul is left to untangle
Think before you take your greed too far

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written_in_ink said...
Aug. 24, 2009 at 1:40 am
this is really good. i love ur second stanza.
socalledlife said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 10:59 am
nice work! this has a really great message. i like the last line.
Alexandra G. said...
Aug. 6, 2009 at 4:54 pm
wonderful job, a bit of the wording could be changed here and there to make it flow a bit easier, but otherwise great and so relevent... theres so many people who need to wake up and start being thankful for what they have, instead of taking drastic measures to run away, put your energy into taking drastic measures to do good with your life
Fangz said...
Jun. 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Nice message, i can't stand people like that. Flow was a little awkward, but still decent. Keep writing!
peacelovejska said...
Jan. 9, 2009 at 4:14 am
lynnaa, you are bomb
i love you and your inspirational poetry(:
redrobin said...
Dec. 20, 2008 at 12:19 am
i like this poem it provokes feelings that make you really think of the world. good job!
spaj said...
Dec. 19, 2008 at 2:14 am
lynna this is amazing :]
123456789 said...
Dec. 18, 2008 at 11:49 pm
Wow, it is so deep!!!! I love it, and i wonder who the writer is, because i would love to have an in depth conversation with him/her
jupiter89 said...
Dec. 30, 2008 at 1:24 am
Nice job on diz poem! hope 2 read from u mre!
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