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Greedy Richard - Poem by Jane Taylor

"I think I want some pies this morning,"
Said Dick, stretching himself and yawning;
So down he threw his slate and books,
And saunter'd to the pastry-cook's.

And there he cast his greedy eyes
Round on the jellies and the pies,
So to select, with anxious care,
The very nicest that was there.

At last the point was thus decided:
As his opinion was divided
'Twixt pie and jelly, being loth
Either to leave, he took them both.

Now Richard never could be pleased
To stop when hunger was appeased,
But would go on to eat still more
When he had had an ample store.

"No, not another now," said Dick;
"Dear me, I feel extremely sick:
I cannot even eat this bit;
I wish I had not tasted it. "

Then slowing rising from his seat,
He threw his cheesecake in the street,
And left the tempting pastry-cook's
With very discontented looks.

Just then a man with wooden leg
Met Dick, and held his hat to beg;
And while he told his mournful case,
Look'd at him with imploring face.

Dick, wishing to relieve his pain,
His pockets search'd, but search'd in vain;
And so at last he did declare,
He had not left a farthing there.

The beggar turn'd with face of grief,
And look of patient unbelief,
While Richard now his folly blamed,
And felt both sorry and ashamed.

"I wish," said he (but wishing's vain),
"I had my money back again,
And had not spent my last, to pay
For what I only threw away.

"Another time, I'll take advice,
And not buy things because they're nice;
But rather save my little store,
To give to those who want it more."


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Poems About Greed

  1. 1. Greedy Richard , Jane Taylor
  2. 2. The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed , Solon
  3. 3. With Mercy For The Greedy , Anne Sexton
  4. 4. Greed , Philip Schultz
  5. 5. Twas Such A Little—little Boat , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop , Roald Dahl
  7. 7. Human Greed , Raymond A Foss
  8. 8. Less Greed , Raymond A Foss
  9. 9. Greed Is Out , Hebert Logerie
  10. 10. Masnawi , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  11. 11. You All Get Lost , hasmukh amathalal
  12. 12. Coffin Of Gold , jibin joseph
  13. 13. Illahi Nama (Book Of God) , Farīd ud-Dīn Attar Abū Hamīd ..
  14. 14. The Flowers , William Brighty Rands
  15. 15. Drink The Nectar , Mirabai
  16. 16. Ballade Of Dead Republics , Edgar Lee Masters
  17. 17. Petals Of Peace , Aftab Alam
  18. 18. Ballad Of Jesus Of Nazareth , Edgar Lee Masters
  19. 19. When Greed Outstrips Needs , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  20. 20. Man's Greed , Paul Sebastian
  21. 21. Tell Me Brother , Kabir
  22. 22. The Golden Age , Alfred Austin
  23. 23. The Land Of Pallas , Archibald Lampman
  24. 24. Greed , Sylvia Chidi
  25. 25. Rubaiyat 39 , Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi
  26. 26. In The Swirl Of Greed , Amitava Sur
  27. 27. World Of Greed , Dave Alan Walker
  28. 28. Greed Breeds Greed , Aftab Alam
  29. 29. And No Comment , hasmukh amathalal
  30. 30. My Petty Greed , CHOUDHURI SUKUMAR
  31. 31. Greed , Akhtar Jawad
  32. 32. Nature's Beauty Being Destroyed , Francis Duggan
  33. 33. A Mothers Love , Susan K Hahn
  34. 34. Stars , cherassery damodaran binish
  35. 35. Today, The Last Day , Richard Allen Beevor
  36. 36. Greed , Neela Nath Das
  37. 37. >The Tree Of Greed And Suffering , Abdul Wahab
  38. 38. Nuggets Of Wisdom. No.10. On Greed , Valsa George
  39. 39. In Arrogance , Mark R Slaughter
  40. 40. Senryu - A Few , Sandra Martyres
  41. 41. Haiku...Devil’s Disciple...Greed , Ken e Hall
  42. 42. 2008 Wall Street Crash , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  43. 43. When You Smile , Lyn Paul
  44. 44. Creation , Lyn Paul
  45. 45. With Greed , hasmukh amathalal
  46. 46. Graven Greediness , Kumarmani Mahakul
  47. 47. Wallow In The Greed , Mark R Slaughter
  48. 48. Greed And Fear. I , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  49. 49. The Murder Of Humanity , Arfa Iris
  50. 50. My Country , hamid kareem
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