Greed

 This monster

I have seen

In many a form

All vying for top dollars

Each knifing the other

With subtlety n finesse

The fleeced lamb

Being none the wiser!

As an onlooker

I’ve been stunned

Time n again

By the sheer

Hypocrisy

By the inane

Banter

By the wheels

Turning

By the gray matter

Churning

By the continuous

Concoction

Of schemes

To win this race

To best the others

And by same token

Stroking

Those in power

Squashing

The nonentities

All brashness

Boorishness

Acceptable

In this jungle

Of no holds barred

With the survival

Of only the fittest!

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.
There is no greater guilt than discontentment.
And there is no greater disaster than greed.
Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu
Chinese philosopher (604 BC – 531 BC)

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