My Phantom Greed

Posted Feb 27, 2003
Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

The filth of your mind
is planted in my soiled heart;
Your thoughts waste in my head
like a torn-down twisted tree.

I wanted a light
so you blinded my sight
covered my eyes with dreams
visions to save my soul
and a promise to make me whole.

You owned me,
gave me so much hope
on the unswerving oath
that my faith was the answer
to more than I could ask.

What I wanted you guaranteed;
But had I known that awful truth…
Your whispers were but my own—
Every step for you was a selfish deed;
All the sins I washed when I atoned
were not the fruits of charity
but my own impishly hidden, phantom greed.

My Dark Side

Poems on personal selfishness, greed and other unsavory emotions.

  1. Lover of Hate
  2. My Phantom Greed


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