Avarice

Avarice

The clutching maw of avarice devours everything,
like a furnace, burning up all that life might bring.

Alas, there is no medicine to curb its constant need—
for its constant hunger and its consistent greed.

It’s hollow heart cannot  recall what loving may be for,
so when love is given, it just calls out for more

without using what’s been given by returning it in kind—
never using its own heart for what it was designed.

Pity those who take and take without ever giving,
never fully realizing all the joys of living.

 

 

Prompts today are furnace, hollow, avarice, pity and medicine.
Image by Meg Jerrad on Unsplash.

8 thoughts on “Avarice

  1. SAM VOELKER

    Thanks for “Giving” your thoughts and time,
    expressing your subjects in balanced rhyme
    and I always appreciate each and every line
    hoping to reciprocate mine almost as fine.

    BUT YOU COULD HAVE FOUND A BETTER PHOTO OF ME WITH MY MOUTH CLOSED~!

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    Reply

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