It is in the heart of man to invest much labor
into exalting himself above his neighbor
For many it’s an eternal race with none receiving
first prize or place.
And no matter how much money or time is spent
satisfaction fades to discontent as we find ourselves drowning in lies
Ignorant that Satan has set out to ruin and wreck our lives.
Perplexed from bills and threats
We’re victimized from check to check
while vanities’ got us hypnotized to dance with our debt and compromise and yet
we draw from the devils deck as he beckons us to bet
Should it be a big surprise at all
that we’re gambling to our demise?
But there is a cure indeed, a remedy for this disease we need to be
free from this insanity.
Let us practice to be content and pleased
in thankfulness till our greed can rest in peace.
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Good summation of the lust that is greed. You point to the source as ourselves in partnership with Satan, and that is all too true. In Isaiah God calls us to reason with Him. We rarely do so. Instead we lean on ourselves and the doctrines of demons. You quantified this complex behavior pretty well, and I like the metaphor of the card game and gambling. Great imagery. I also like the looser structure and the interspersing of iambic pentameter with prose. Yet you still keep the thoughts flowing.