Greed – A found poem

Greed has poisoned men’s souls,

has barricaded the world with hate,

has goose-stepped us into misery

and bloodshed.

We have developed speed,

but we have shut ourselves in.

Machinery that gives abundance

has left us in want.

Our knowledge has made us cynical;

our cleverness, hard and unkind.

We think too much and feel too little.

More than machinery,

we need humanity.

More than cleverness,

we need kindness and gentleness.

Without these qualities,

life will be violent and all will be lost.