By Michael W. Raley
Greed is a cancer on the human soul,
An ever-growing tumor showing no signs of slowing down.
Greed is a demon, which has possessed humanity,
Creating an ever-widening path of destruction
Of war, corruption, the enslavement, oppression, and murder
Of family, strangers, friends, and entire groups of people
Whose only wrong deed was being in someone’s perceived way.
And for what? More possessions? More money?
Do you think your blood money will buy you a seat in heaven?
Will your soul ever be satisfied? Will your belly ever be full?
Judas lost his soul over thirty pieces of silver,
How much will it take for you?
Wealth must be mixed with generosity for the betterment of all
And not so each one can build their own kingdom.
Just like the fool who decided to build bigger barns and rest,
So your soul may be required of you this very night.
Who then, will take care of your barns?
You may have gained the world,
But how much did it cost you?
Wash the filth off of your hands
And repent with all your heart!