How can we justify our greed

when there are millions of people in need?

On plates at a restaurant, I see so much waste

and think, that some poor child would beg for just a taste

Many in my country continually acquire

much more than a comfortable living would ever require

Yet, the drive to attain is always there

instead of the thought of how to care

 for other than one’s own self

What ever happened to “share the wealth?”

The least we all could do

is that for each thing new we get

give double to a needy soul who has nothing, yet

It truly is right to let go of all greed

Giving is the treasure to be sown like the seeds

A beautiful smile will spread across our very own face

when we nurture others to thrive in this human race

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This poem is for Poetry Potluck