On Lust and Greed

The lust for oil for lanterns light
sent whalers out to sea
So man could rule the dark of night
from  nature to be free

Perched high above the rigs and ropes
the sail and deck below
investments made with merchant’s hopes
awaits a “THAR SHE BLOW”

but as the tale once Melville told
all fortunes can turn quick
and in a moment buyer sold
by the wrath of  Moby Dick

Far deeper still horizons  call
Promising men power
but greed may cause the proud to fall
and a sweet need can turn sour - id










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