Everything about them is greed - By Odimegwu Onwumere
They do all the talking but do not want to listen to our talking. To them, the entire world is insufficient for seeking gains. They are hardnosed, greedy, tyrannical, and scandalous. Many of them can be irritating. They feel that they have arrived financially. They provoke you, push you to the wall and watch if you will react. They do not want to know about your feelings, but theirs, with their greedy habit for filthy gains.
It is very sad that the dearth of men of integrity is skyrocketing per second in the recent time, unlike in the days of our fathers when morality was at its expedient. Today, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, yet the rich cry more than the poor and are greedy more than the poor.
When the poor complains, the rich say that he or she is much greedy, impatient and every other word they would use to intimidate or downsize the person. They do not put into cognizance that too much greedy is poverty on its own; they forgot that life is too short. They forgot that they make their children lazy by saving merited and unmerited wealth for them in the bank and do not want them to suffer, whereas their people are suffering abject poverty they were supposed to expend their wealth on.
Life is not always as we think. No matter their plan for their family, sometimes the slave rules over the prince, while the later is merrying and partying in the brood of liquor, smoke, cars, etc. etc. and would die earlier.
There is no how we can say that these people are living a loving lifestyle; their lifestyle is greedy, very puerile that even in their words of encouragement to you, you clearly see untruths embedded with selfishness and unmitigated lies. They do not know that they are burdened spirited upon their riches, but the poor they humiliate is spirit-free.
How rapacious these people have become, betraying our genuine trust on them and repaying us with unwholesome habit that have made many of us realize that peace and change do not come to people even when they are rich, rather they go very far to exhume greed and wear it as a garb.
What greedy and arrogant people do we have around us? Very greedy! Selfishly bastard!! They want our existence to mean nothing, but theirs' to mean something and be remembered for generations after they have gone.
They use us to achieve their line of unused wealth in the bank and thereafter derive joy watching us dying in the midst of affluence. This habit is detestable, disgusting and disprovable. What hogwash!
It is very sad that the wealth of the world is held by these greedy elements that are always in want of more even when they have raped our treasure. With our wealth they have looted, they subject us who were supposed to be brave to ruins and lie and bring us into the political controversies of the day without repute, which were not goodly intended for us, because they have engraved the controversies and disrepute with roguish tendencies.
Everything about them is greed; but as they are greedy people, they forgot that they may have criminals as offspring. Even in a belief, the adherents no longer observe (even when they know it) that a bishop must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity. For if a man knows not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God? Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
And they have fallen into the deep temptation of the devil with their filthy lucre. Their greed is leading them to unhappiness whether they like it or not, because they dumped humanity for strive of money, and not success, but they misconstrued their gluttonous acquisition of money for success. 'So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; it takes away the life of its owners' - quoted Bible. Very sad!
They are running everywhere, leaving things on chance for the poor. In all directions of human endeavours, they are there consuming everything. If it was possible for them, they would devour the flesh of the poor. But we know where they are going to end - in misery. They are short lived, because of their lustful and avaricious quest.
They are badly in world attachment with their wealth and espouse it with anger, becoming greedy miser without a sign of pity on the poor; they are like lion so greedy for its prey. They forgot that success is not being greedy - no one benefits from greed, but the greedy capitalist.
'Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter' - according to the Bible: This is madness! Very disappointing!!
They are always afraid to throw away something, just the littlest, for the fear that others might pick them up. They are suffering from greed, selfishness, insecurity and jealousy upon their wealth? They are just sick, sick for everything. They are monsters, but directing our views not to see them as one. They are evil, they hate, they are greedy people living in darkness but they forgot that they are heading to hell. 'Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed' - Bhagavad Gita. And these are the stuff that they are made of; everything about them is greed. Odimegwu Onwumere, Poet/Author, Media/Writing Consultant and Motivator, is the Founder of Poet Against Child Abuse (PACA), Rivers State. Email: