Appetites subtle and oft times attacking man,
In moments of weakness when he feels low
Falling prey to victimizing appetites bellow,
When he is least aware and going apace slow.
Appetites animalistic of greedy category,
Attack men leading them to go astray
Indulgence and entanglements suffice,
Laying silent traps in satiating disguise
Appetites egoistic forming human fates,
Layering a desire for self-justification traits
Utterance of words unpleasant, hurtful,
Tinged with malice and pride revengeful
Appetites euphemistic getting insensitive,
Attacking man by fits of anger, frustrative
The temptation to reign supreme and slay,
Killing all obstruction coming his way
Appetites disturbing mental ease and peace,
Emotional bonds causing disease and unrelease
Possession rights and fortune prides granted,
Leading mankind unfulfilled and disenchanted
Appetites blaring loud in blind ritualistic,
Disillusioned mightiness Oh! So pathetic
Leading many unevolved going dogmatic,
This human quality seeming very unrealistic
Appetites of growth and simple yearning,
Uplifting the self by a new wave learning
Powered by speech gaining confidence,
Equality search for each other’s acceptance
Appetites reformist for the economies,
Turning men into mutual bon homies
Frightful agitation to be the rightful,
Making amends to be more fruitful
Appetites of the daring and caring kind,
Stepping forward to rescue from the grind
Elevating affinity, diminishing poverty,
Chores done by heart without any publicity
Appetites spiritualistic in the very approach,
Tendered beliefs, rising pure, pious encroach
Endeavor saving the endangered to enlarge
Enlighten the pathway for masses at large
In The Media:
published in The Asian Weekly : Edition 340 (Feb 24th – 02nd March 2017)
4 thoughts on “APPETITES!”
Thank you Monica for helping us looks at self indulgent egotistic appetites.
Balancing out with the more altruistic ones as a human grows into self awareness.
A Balance is finally struck !
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Very true Shariffa Ji. Self Awareness is the key mantra.
Wow Monica! Your shining a torch on all these appetites …. makes one think, which appetites are running the show in my life?
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Indeed Kamal. We all are game to so many appetites and your teachings have encouraged me to observe all such traits we hold dear to life. Being the Observer!