That green dragon we all know,
Corruption and temptation and envy,
Its wings blanket the land,
The most towering of vices,
The most pervasive,
And most toxic to be sure,
It poisons us all,
From drunkards to philanthropists,
Leading saints to Stalins,

Could it even plague the holiest?
The purest tempted to depravity,
Leading them down greedy paths,
Would even a saint a succumb?
Approaching that guillotine of temptation,
Still warm with past victims,
For the pot of gold he sees,
Left by a corrupt midas,
Nestled under the waiting blade.

Comments
  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    It is possible if we don’t guard our hearts. Thought provoking piece.

  2. Ah…”Could it even plague the holiest?
    The purest tempted to…”
    –You have me thinking deep on this one!!
    Well done. 🙏😊

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