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The Devil of Green



Mankind is so full of greed
We resort to the devil of green
Evil yet worth much
Just a piece of paper
Green and ugly
It should be worthless
This rectangular piece of paper
Is the devil of green
The cause of all our greed
I wish I could destroy it
But there is just to much
I don't know why we need it
Yet we do to make a living
So I will still keep
The devil of green
Something I doth regret
But as we all know
The devil of green
Will not leave for only one reason
Greed
No matter how much I wish it weren't
The devil of green is here to stay

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Submitted on March 17, 2011

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Elizabeth Hope Ralston

Hi, I am a preteen who loves poetry and is entranced by natural beauty. My poems reflect how I am feeling at the moment, or how I am thinking at the time. more…

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