I saw a sign that said it all

my heart and soul it did call


a reasonable warning far and wide

to meet our needs and not imbibe


in every desire as it arises

accumulation compromises


turning life into real fear

as others try to draw near


seeking a share of perceived wealth

it haunts endangering our health


much easier to live within our means

brings content, avoids unholy scenes


greed breeds envy and that eats away

as on our sanity and calm it will play


for restful sleep and peace of mind

be wary greed and envy blind!


Carrot Ranch Challenge, February 7, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sign. It can be a posted sign, a universal sign, a wonder.

Reduce Greed