21 November, 2006

Greed (cupiditia' avaritia)

Divine virtue:Love of others
Punishment: Put in pots of boiling oil
Symbol: Frog
Demon: Mammon
Colour: Yellow

Greedy to be with you and without.

to lap up your praise. and revel in it.

to feel pain. writhe. appreciate it.

to hold you. and be held.

my vanity is moulded as you snuggle against my ears.

i greedily push forward. a trifle closer. a baited breath longer.

greedy to hear my laughter echoed in your words.

to tease. and appease.

to stiffle. to repel. to restrain. to refrain.

to let loose. to wander. to beg you to beg me.

to clutch. hold. leave. and wither without.

to have my thoughts splayed spread-eagled.

wide-eyed.wonderstruck.at thinking of anything.

thinking of you.

i greedily amass the wealth of a look.

a glance. twisted lips. eyes. a you.

greed. its my vice. its my virtue.

i am lost. with it. without it.

Do you think greed is a vice? Even if it is fed on you? I wonder. I really wonder.



  1. Anonymous4:39 am

    greed ...
    having things we really don't need, (and already have), but get them again anyway. ;P

  2. talking abt things u dont need......
    u got hit by automatons....automativ spammers....first comment proves it.....now god save you!!

    ill comment on the write up later

  3. a very relevant question that u have posed... greed a virtue or a vice? may be it depends on what u r greedy for...money, praise,attention...or may be just a bit of love... but then isn't a too much of anything bad? wanting more eternally? craving more of wat u already have and wat u have not? doesn't that really make greed a vice? doesn't greed take u away from being satisfied? and isn't satisfaction an end which every human being is actually greedy for? questions and more question...a vicious circle of them..
    quite a case of the hen and the egg actually.. he he

  4. Anonymous1:29 pm

    the ice cream you were eating yesterday...and the neck nuzzle...

    you play it both ways ma'am...



  5. maiylah: yes...don't clothes fit that category of 'always' wanting?

    sid: grrrrrrr.... but i won't resort to the lure of putting up a word verification thingy n troubling ppl like someone i know does...

    nive: questions 2 answer a question..huh? :P

    ani: honesty impales. ur mail made my day... thankyou.leg wrap still?

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  7. Anonymous6:55 pm

    pot of scalding oil
    i'm afraid dear 'brooster' is on the boil
    heinous as it may be, this sin
    what exactly are you getting in?


  8. Anonymous6:58 pm

    ps. awesome though. i'm wonderstruck...
    a lil thing..'baited' or 'bated' breath??
    check eeet out

  9. punky: bated it is
    i'm waiting to meet you with "bated" breath :P

  10. Anonymous12:02 am

    me too
    take care

  11. Cha..interesting take. Niv's thoughts echo mine, to an extent...

    Is the journey more enjoyable than the destin(y)ation? debatable, huh?

    Is the feeling of greed better than of being 'satiated? arguable, I presume..

    And if it's so basic, wonder why Maslow never stacked it up on his hierarchy...

    Gekko's classic speech to Teldar Paper's shareholders when taking over it (Wall Street, 1987, I think) sums it up for me....

    "The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that: Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right; greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms, greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words — will save not only Teldar Paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."

    Long story short...greed helps be Number One...pure greed is virtue ;)

    Caveat: When speeding on this highway, don't runover the folks on the sidewalk...you never know when you need to turnaround...:)


  12. "pure greed is virtue"

    i happened to fall in love with that line sir..becuase i believe in it

  13. Anonymous12:40 am

    its somethin which would nvr die in u..no matter how bad or good it is..it just wont dissapear from ur life till th time u don..




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