(04 October 1943 / Germany)

Silver And Gold

Silver and gold makes the world go round
Silver and gold controls this world
People have lost their consciences
to silver and gold
People have lost their souls
to silver and gold
People have lost their lives because of
silver and gold.

Those who have acquired plenty of
silver and gold can't have enough
Greed has taken over their lives in their quest
to acquire more
They are prepared to commit murder in their
quest to acquire more silver and gold
They have sold their souls to satan in
their quest to acquire more silver and gold
They have sacrificed their beloved ones
in their quest to acquire silver and gold.

Silver and gold has left many
morally bankrupt
Silver and gold has robbed many
off humanity
Many have become ruthless and aggressive
in their quest for more silver and gold
The world has become a jungle
It's a survival of the fittest
Even siblings have become enemies
because of silver and gold
Many divorces because of silver and gold
The love for silver and gold is a curse!

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Comments (3)

that first one had me practically spraying coffee through my nose! You are always informative, entertaining, or both.
You are sure enjoying these haiku huh? I don't think I've written any...........you do them very well and I like that you do them with more than just the one stanza. Sincerely, mary
Witty, fresh, and poetically succinct, Herbert. Trouts in milk indeed! Last line bit of a sticking point for me, though. Can't say I agree with it. But that's just me. I think what I like about your poem's, Herbert, are the topics - so unusual and thought-provoking. I look forward to the next one. With admiration, Gina.