The Influencer

The influencer



Greed, is the motivator that,

which oils the mechanism of action. 

Survival, is only the initiator, that

soon succumbs to wants’ affliction 


It’s a fallacy to believe, or

convince ourselves otherwise 

but, wants not needs

becomes, driver of possessions


Forsaking needs, we demonize wants,

offspring of Greed, the influencer.

It grows with possessions, hiding

under the umbrella of need.

Once possessions are attained

wants take control of our senses


  • Saxon Crow

    Very true. We all too often place want above need. Good poem

  • Goldfinch60

    So true Suresh, need is relevant, want is irrelevant.


  • orchidee

    A fine write M.

  • dusk arising

    Wanting to help others. Is that a need?

  • Doggerel Dave

    Bloody wants in a consumerist hell.
    I live in an Economy, not a Society. And great significance is given to levels of consumption as a measure of the health of the economy. This from politicians economists and any other expert that can be dragged in to the promotion of the cause, - Ie GROWTH.
    (Hey I'm starting to rant)
    And I fully endorse your analysis on the personal level - cleanly and rationally given its due.

  • Jerry Reynolds

    Well written, M.S.

  • L. B. Mek

    wide-lensed depthful insight, worded poetically: succinct..
    great commentary! thanks for sharing

  • Neville

    ... so much said in so few words .. insightful & intensely felt ...

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