Cost Of Greed Read Count : 5

Category : Poems

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A princess walked through the forest,

with splendor and a silken gown.

And a man appeared before her, eyes as green as the forest, and on his head a leafy crown.


The princess took chance on this stranger and pleaded "I'm lost and can you lead me the way home."

"I can help you find your way to the last tree, but you must find the rest of the way alone."


Hear me pray

I can only stay


As they walked she watched him dearly, and she never wanted him to part.


For the handsome forest man, had at one look stolen her heart.

Once back home at her castle, she wanted him back by her side.


So she sent all of her men to retrieve him from where he would.


See me now, I ask you to stop this chase.

See me now, I shall not leave this place.


Hear me pray, I can only stay.


None of the men could find him and and the Princess's rage grew.

The man in the forest shunned their rampage, but they all pretended they nothing knew.


"He will be my husband and that is my demand, with me he shall stand."


And so she ordered the burning of the forest so vast. Than he would stand at her side at last.

The fire was harsh and deadly, and the betrayal was over soon. Nothing was left, but the one who would be her broom.


See me now, I ask you to stop this chase.

See me now, I can not leave this place.


Hear me pray, I can only stay.



He said farewell as his tears fell.

As his last goodbye bade, he did indeed fade.


The truth of the man's words rang clear, as the dweller was supposed to stay in the forest he held so dear.


The princess had been blinded by greed, and only seen by what was the cost.

She came to realize, what was hers to take and what was truly not.

Comments

  • It comes across more as a folk song. The original lyrics were by Bio Livbanon, but needed editing.

    Jan 30, 2019

  • Jan 30, 2019

  • Maurice  Beres

    Maurice Beres

    Outstanding writing with a beautiful message

    Jan 30, 2019

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