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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. Masnawi , Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  10. 10. Illahi Nama (Book Of God) , Farīd ud-Dīn Attar Abū Hamīd ..
  11. 11. The Flowers , William Brighty Rands
  12. 12. Drink The Nectar , Mirabai
  13. 13. Greed Is Out , Hebert Logerie
  14. 14. Ballade Of Dead Republics , Edgar Lee Masters
  15. 15. Coffin Of Gold , jibin joseph
  16. 16. Ballad Of Jesus Of Nazareth , Edgar Lee Masters
  17. 17. When Greed Outstrips Needs , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  18. 18. Tell Me Brother , Kabir
  19. 19. The Golden Age , Alfred Austin
  20. 20. The Land Of Pallas , Archibald Lampman
  21. 21. You All Get Lost , hasmukh amathalal
  22. 22. Rubaiyat 39 , Shams al-Din Hafiz Shirazi
  23. 23. Greed , Sylvia Chidi
  24. 24. Petals Of Peace , Aftab Alam
  25. 25. And No Comment , hasmukh amathalal
  26. 26. A Mothers Love , Susan K Hahn
  27. 27. Nature's Beauty Being Destroyed , Francis Duggan
  28. 28. Man's Greed , Paul Sebastian
  29. 29. 'Tom Zart's Poems Of Christian Faith & L.. , Tom Zart
  30. 30. Wallow In The Greed , Mark R Slaughter
  31. 31. My Petty Greed , CHOUDHURI SUKUMAR
  32. 32. >The Tree Of Greed And Suffering , Abdul Wahab
  33. 33. In Arrogance , Mark R Slaughter
  34. 34. * Passionate Lustful Heart , Inner Whispers
  35. 35. A Tired Single Parent Working Luxury , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  36. 36. Humanity Redefined: Part 4 (The Omega) , Alex Gomez
  37. 37. Wandering Lost Souls Homeless Outcasts , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  38. 38. 'Tis In The Power Of Money , Francis Duggan
  39. 39. In The Swirl Of Greed , Amitava Sur
  40. 40. Beggars And Poverty , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  41. 41. Pleasure , Gautama Buddha
  42. 42. A Human Rat Race , Francis Duggan
  43. 43. Greed Breeds Greed , Aftab Alam
  44. 44. Of Greed And Corruption , Francis Duggan
  45. 45. World Of Greed , Dave Alan Walker
  46. 46. Computer Age Awash With Knowledge Not Wi.. , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  47. 47. Look Where Greed Has Gotten Us , Theorem The Truth Serum
  48. 48. What Made The Success Of The Swindler? , RIC S. BASTASA
  49. 49. Mahaveer Preaches , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  50. 50. As Bob Dylan Said , Francis Duggan

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