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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. Greedy Richard , Jane Taylor
- 2. The Man Whose Riches Satisfy His Greed , Solon
- 3. With Mercy For The Greedy , Anne Sexton
- 4. Greed , Philip Schultz
- 5. Twas Such A Little—little Boat , Emily Dickinson
- 6. Augustus Gloop! Augustus Gloop , Roald Dahl
- 7. Human Greed , Raymond A. Foss
- 8. Less Greed , Raymond A. Foss
- 9. Greed Is Out , Hebert Logerie
- 10. Masnawi , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
- 11. You All Get Lost , hasmukh amathalal
- 12. Coffin Of Gold , jibin joseph
- 13. The Flowers , William Brighty Rands
- 14. Illahi Nama (Book Of God) , Farīd ud-Dīn Attar Abū Hamīd ..
- 15. Drink The Nectar , Mirabai
- 16. Ballade Of Dead Republics , Edgar Lee Masters
- 17. Petals Of Peace , Aftab Alam
- 18. Man's Greed , Paul Sebastian
- 19. Ballad Of Jesus Of Nazareth , Edgar Lee Masters
- 20. When Greed Outstrips Needs , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
- 21. Possession , Vaibhav Pandey
- 22. Tell Me Brother , Kabir
- 23. The Golden Age , Alfred Austin
- 24. The Land Of Pallas , Archibald Lampman
- 25. Greed , Sylvia Chidi
- 26. In The Swirl Of Greed , Amitava Sur
- 27. Rubaiyat 39 , Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi
- 28. # # A Joy - Senryu [revised] , Samanyan Lakshminarayanan
- 29. **completely Ludicruous** , lily peace lago every by to ph
- 30. Living Off The Land , krissi b'williams
- 31. And No Comment , hasmukh amathalal
- 32. World Of Greed , Dave Alan Walker
- 33. My Petty Greed , CHOUDHURI SUKUMAR
- 34. Greed , Akhtar Jawad
- 35. Greed Breeds Greed , Aftab Alam
- 36. A Mothers Love , Susan K Hahn
- 37. Beware Of The Great Corruptors , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
- 38. * Passionate Lustful Heart , Inner Whispers
- 39. Stars , cherassery damodaran binish
- 40. Greed , Neela Nath Das
- 41. Hypocrisy, Greed & Deceit , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
- 42. >The Tree Of Greed And Suffering , Abdul Wahab
- 43. Today, The Last Day , Richard Allen Beevor
- 44. In Arrogance , Mark R Slaughter
- 45. Nature's Beauty Being Destroyed , Francis Duggan
- 46. Senryu - A Few , Sandra Martyres
- 47. The Bread Of Angels , Edith Wharton
- 48. 2008 Wall Street Crash , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
- 49. Haiku...Devil’s Disciple...Greed , Ken e Hall
- 50. Creation , Lyn Paul
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