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My heart is too wild
I’ve loved too much, maybe
Handing out pieces of myself
Showing my soul too freely
Guilty of wanting too much
Guilty of taking until they hate me.
I know I stay too long
And take more than I should.
And I’m forever admitting that I’m wrong
Because I am, and we both know it.
I take the good in people and waste it
It’s wasted on me
Like a pitcher of water is wasted on a wildfire.
I’m a terror, because I don’t lie about love
But I can’t accept yours.
So what you give me evaporates
You will leave spent, but I will want more.

I know better-don’t we all?
And none of us learned any lessons
From pain that hurt this badly
Nor from love that healed our miseries.
Guilty of keeping score
Guilty of losing my self-control
Never enough and always too much.
Does it matter, when I am a speck of dust
In an infinite number of particles
What I’ve done and what I haven’t?
It matters only to me
For you, for one moment it hurts
But tomorrow you are free
And afterwards, when tomorrow comes
I am still guilty.
all mine, all mine—
in this Elysian
castle of glass
made of nightly
wishes and tears—
princesses, knights,
kings, queens,
jack of all trades,
Johannes factotum—

you are all mine—
all mine!
you are all mine.
There were so many sacrifices,
so many lives taken,
so many lives given,
and yet we are ungrateful.

We want more happiness,
so we neglect what we have right now.
We become greedy for more,
for more and more of everything.

Why? Why can't our hearts be satisfied
with what we have?
Why do we need this and that?
and everything the rich have?

Can't we just live our lives the way it is written to be lived?
Can't we, for once, ignore the evil
and turn to good?

Is it so hard for us?
Is it so hard that if you don't dream
you won't live?
Let's not forget to be thankful for everything we have and don't have. After all, life is too short to be greedy.
Joe Bandini Apr 8
Greedy walking
From, from the violence of the void
The empty greedy
                                           The void
Of his violence
Eager for its essence
It’s the sense
And the gasoline
Of the greedy
To empty
To throw the dice to abolish the chance
To read
                                             The void
  The greedy walk
Is empty
               ‘Cause the greedy
Avoids the meaning
               ‘Cause the greedy
Is essentially
Manuel Apr 2
Tied down with your diamond rope,
Walk by, dangle your designer robe.
It's never gonna change, you're needy,
It is money, that made you greedy.

I miss our good times, broke,
We used to say we're some folk,
That would do anything for money
To have a taste of green honey.

But you changed as quickly as we ran,
When someone emptied out their garbage can,
We used to laugh together, very poor,
Since then you replaced me with red velour

Rich at heart, when life is hard
It's like I gave you my heart's credit card,
But you spent that money on golden things
Threw out our imaginary engagement rings...
This is about a couple that suddenly became rich, but one partner neglected the other and forgot they were in poverty together.
Nylee Mar 18
The greed makes me feel hollow
I am losing all the treasure I have had
My need above others
My life more than theirs
I can't believe I could
But when I
I would repeat it again
I will hunger for more
No matter the others would starve
I change, become a monster.
Badshah Khan Feb 24
Rubayiat Al Thurab (Verses of the Dust) - 61

BismillahIr RahmanIr Raheem

Not to eagerly expect hope who they are irrelevant
As none of them are undoubtedly worth able,
Of your valuable time or your genuine concern.

They are fond to their social customs and private rituals.
They are greedy and more self preserve towards themselves.
Therefore don't eagerly expect hope from them.

You wisely believe the unique path for yourself.
The unique path of your Beloved, Who is wisely your absolute existence,
Politely ignore everyone and everything,
Peacefully walk on your unique path of your Beloved!

Allah Khair..... Khairul Rabul Alameen Yah Arrahmanur Yah Raheem

Ummah Thurab - Badshah Khan.
©UT-BK 2019
Rubayiat Al Thurab (Verses of the Dust)
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