Like ducks, they suck up wealth, gulping with little regards to the poor.
Like darkness, they attract light but powerless to overcome it.
Like mould, they dance with filth in their regale splendour.
Like moot, they put argument forward and steal joy.
Like hurricane, they devastate and destroy.
Like dirt, they accumulate.
It would all float away!
They are the insatiable fools…
I watched a very interesting, and rather unnerving drama called ‘The Joneses’ with my husband yesterday. It was such a very unexpected film. The film dealt with greed, and how humans just like the idea of accumulating wealth, jealous of other people’s successes and the mad, crazy, rush to have it all. It might be because I’m approaching the big four zero, but life isn’t really about all we can accumulate materially but all we can do to reach out to others, and being better people!
Phil Collins said it best in his song ‘Another Day In Paradise.’ It was and still is, one of my favourite songs of the nineties! Check it out;
Enjoy the rest of your week my friends! I hope you’ve all had fun so far, please, keep safe!
Much love, always!!
Very true, I would like to have a little something put away for later in life but other than that, it’s the experience of life, not getting high blood pressure trying to make more than you can ever spend. It makes you wonder what quality of life the rich have…materially they are fine but it all seems superficial. Spread the money around, help people and feel good that would be a wonderful world to live in.
I agree with you Ste J, having a little something later on in life is a very wise move. But the rat race type of wealth thing wearies me. Believe me, when I was young, I used to tell anyone who cares to listen that I’m gonna be a millionaire. Now, there’s no harm in success, I’m all for it. But ultimately, we’ll all go the way of all mortals, and our wealth, well, we’ll leave behind. It might as well be wise to help as often as we could before our eventual demise.
Thanks for the visit and comment old friend, hopping over to yours now in a heartbeat! 🙂
You are so right. I am now in my mid 80 and I can tell you it is not about what we can get, but what we can give. – Blessings and Aloha – pjs.
Thanks for your wise comment Paul. You would be in a better position to say more, a life worth living is a life lived in helping others.
Blessings to you my friend! 🙂
Great message Seyi, bless you for it and I love Another Day in Paradise, one of my faves too! I didn’t watch this programme, maybe I’ll get it on catch up just to see how it comes across. People who talk about nothing but money and all that they have are the people I want to dissociate myself from. Nothing so boring and meaningless. Sad, sad, sad……
I hope your week is going well my dear friend, I can’t believe it is almost the weekend again! Much love to you… 😀 ❤
Thanks Sherri, I think there’s a reality show called the ‘The Jones’ but this one was a film, ‘The Joneses’ and it was pretty creepy. I watch films when I could and I certainly didn’t regret watching that one! It was full of life lessons.
You’re right, it’s weekend already, pretty soon we’ll be talking about Christmas and snow.. 🙂 I appreciate your visit my friend, enjoy this very hot day!
Much love and blessing to you and yours! 🙂
A stunning and bold poem I would say Seyi. You painted a vivid picture of greediness and the ultimate end of every living thing! Phil Collin’s ‘Another Day In Paradise.’ is a very powerful song. It’s directed to all of us really, simple as that!
That’s why I keep coming back to your site, you always churn out worthy, relevant, and thoughtful posts. I really like this one. 🙂
Thanks Christy, I’m glad you like the poem, the message inherent in it and Phil Collin’s song. Your kindness is overwhelming and I truly appreciate your visits, always!
Much love and blessings to you Christy!
My pleasure, I always enjoy reading your write-ups!
Have a great week Seyi.
Phil Collins is a fantastic drummer and a brilliant singer. Or the other way round.
My uncle was a Jones, and my mother always wanted to do one better than him. Whatever he had, she wanted. My mother was always jealous of him because of the money he had coming in. She really did want to keep up with the Joneses. It was sad to watch that she didn’t want to be happy with what she had, she wanted what he had. I think that after he died, she may have realised what she had been doing and now sees his widow on a regular basis.
It’s the world we live in now Al. We tend to forget to appreciate what we have, rather, we look at others and believe they have more than us. I’m glad your mother visits her brother’s widow regularly now because that’s all that counts. Whatever we accrue here on this earthly plane would ultimately stay on earth.
Appreciate your visit Al.
Happy to stop by Seyi. Although my mother can be a pain in the botty, her brother changed how she sees how mortal we really are
I know it would change your mother’s perspectives on mortality, death always does that. Talking of your mother, aren’t we all a pain in the neck at one time or the other in our lives? 🙂 That’s just been human I guess.
Some more so than others (pointing at myself hehe) If we liked every single thing about people we have interacting in our lives, there would be no challenges
My favourite too Sandra. It was a hit then 🙂 I remember dancing to the beats in numerous campus jams back then 🙂
Yeah I can imagine! 🙂 I love the song too! Thanks for stopping by Celestine. 🙂
I don’t have the $, time or the energy to keep up with the Jones’, the Martinez’, the Smith’s or anyone else. I’ll take what I can get with what I have. Life is too short to dwell on material things.
Although it would be nice to have a little of this & that… 😉
Yeah Rosy, it would really be a good thing to have nice things, but on a whole, materialism doesn’t make life enjoyable!
Appreciate the visit old friend, enjoy your weekend!
I saw that movie and it was all about greed so much so it was sickening. That is a beautiful song.
It was sickening indeed, but quiet humbling! I appreciate your visit Kim.
Much love and blessing to you.
Seyi, I commented on this post before, and so I’ll just say that I very much appreciate the time you spent to read all the post from my different books on papermudandme.wordpress.com.
So glad you decided to buy Desperate Voyage. Parents claim they don’t have a favorite child and that they love all their children equally, but lets face it, we do have favorites.
Desperate Voyage is one of my favorites, You have net the Captain in that first post. In the days ahead you will meat his passengers. I guarantee you will love some of them and hate others (all with good reason) – Thanks again for being such an encouragement – Blessings and Aloha – pjs.
Thanks so much Paul, I’ve seen your comment earlier and I appreciate it. I know you’re right, parents do have favourites, though I try to convince myself that I don’t. 🙂 I look forward to reading Desperate Voyage, and reading more from your awesome blog!
Much love and blessings to you! 🙂
It’s amazing how the photo reflects the divide of two different sides and varying color.
You’re right Kendra, the photo does reflect two sides, though it’s the same face!
You encapsulated ‘greed’ so perfectly Seyi! “Insatiable fools” indeed! It is one of the many sad states of our society…like an illness really, one of many. You’re posts always make me think more intently on things and I love that. I like to think with functional obsolescence and greed building the way it is at present…surely we must be on the cusp of change?! I’ll remain hopeful! ~ I hope your weekend is an awesome one sweet friend! Hugs & Blessings ♥ ~
Thanks for your kind comment Christina and I’m sorry for the late reply. The kids, end of term, endless deadlines to give to editors, and generally, life, makes me reply so late!
I’m grateful my post makes you think, and more intently at that! 🙂 Greed is sadly part and parcel of our society, more like a recalcitrant virus but like you wrote, we could be in the cusp of change. My weekend was a blast, I hope yours was good too? It’s almost another weekend now, do take care of yourself Christina.
Much love and blessings to you my friend. 🙂
Liebe Seyisan einen schönen Abend wünsche ich dir mit ganz vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus und danke für deinen Link
Ich schätze Ihren Besuch auch mein Freund. Ich hoffe, dass Sie den Rest Ihres Woche Klaus genießen!
Love Phil Collins too, enjoy your day Seyi!
Glad you to see you here Ute! 🙂 Phil Collins is a great singer!
Phil Collins is one of my favorite musicians and “Another Day in Paradise” is still fresh on my mind. The things we do for others are what we will mostly be remembered for, not the wealth or the degrees we acquired.
Thanks Uzoma, I don’t know how I missed your comment! I appreciate this! I hope you’re okay though? You haven’t updated your blog in a while!! Have a nice day brother. 🙂
Very well written – time is “strange”, we can’t hide it for later use … 🙂
Yeah Phil is a great singer and drummer too… 😉
No we can’t! Thanks Drake for dropping by, I had no idea how I missed this comment! Enjoy the rest of your week my friend!!
it is always an endless circle for so many…at the cost of so many…thanks for sharing…your thoughts are always so meaningful!
Thanks Wendell. I appreciate your kind words my friend. Do enjoy the rest of your week!
Very descriptive post, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be
a part 2?
Thanks Alka! 🙂