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Fair As The Sun (standard:poetry, 111 words)
Author: Reid LaurenceAdded: Mar 11 2011Views/Reads: 1288/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Reaching for the prospect of getting rich, then trying to hold on and retain one's wealth can be hazardous...
 



Flying too high 

To bright yellow such 

Feeling as if 

One nearly could touch 

The bright yellow gold 

Is almost in hand 

But burn that it may 

And fall hard to land 

Like Icarus tried 

He also did reach 

But greed and despair 

Though father beseech, 

"I warn you my son 

you fly much too near 

take wing and escape 

in seduction my fear." 

But others would fall 

As Icarus died 

Descended in flight 

Have been gold denied 

What moral at hand 

In sonnet to preach 

Remember the day 

Daedalus tried to reach 

But many won't listen 

Or pay due concern 

Then reach for what glisten 

Much too late to learn


   


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