The Blind and the Greedy.

Once upon a time, in the world of soft sunlight,
There lived a child of blinded sight.
A happy child, who never dwelled on blindness,
A child who never showed a hint of sadness.
He felt the green of summer’s grass,
He heard the wind rush past.
He smelled the sky’s sweetest blue.
He felt the world in colors and hues.
He loved his life and never doubted,
Never cried and never pouted.

In the glade there live a man,
A scoundrel with a heavy hand.
He lived for nothing but himself,
Building his fortune and his wealth.
He had two eyes in his head,
Never saw colors, just gray instead.
Happiness was just an illusion,
The man made greed his delusion.
With all the comforts at his beck and call,
He still wanted more, he wanted it all.

One day in May the child met this man,
The man looked at the boy with a plan.
This boy of blindness and woe,
Little did the greedy one know.
He thought he would delight,
In the blind boys unlucky plight,
But as he talked to the tiny lad,
The man realized what the child had,
No desire for wealth and an inner peace,
Jealousy for the child would not cease.

He took the child to his mansion,
Spoiled him with lavish attention,
Bought him gifts and expensive presents,
Taught him the worth of dollars and cents.
The child was blind to more than sight,
He was blinded to monetary delights.
Though the child could not see,
The child knew enough to flee.
Back to the glade the home of the child,
Where he felt the colors, he smiled.

The man stood alone in his grand home,
Realized he was left all alone.
He had his wealth, but it wasn’t fulfilling,
Perhaps the child had reached the unwilling.
He looked through his grand window,
Saw the child in the green meadow.
The man closed his eyes to his life,
How quickly he lost his greed and strife,
Now he lives in the glade with the child,
Blind to greed and completely alive.

The Blind and the Greedy.

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A little story poem.

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