Somanathan Iyer


Modern Poverty Poem by Somanathan Iyer


Neither a case of malnourished
nor a case of under privileged
A new breed now emerged
Representing the term modern poverty

Neither dress nor food
Appear any time beyond their reach
An offshoot of middle class society
Always facing scarcity of funds

Tight rope walk always their task
Basking forever in false faced glory
World is always measured by money
Status always moves with rich

Socializing sans expenses
Hard to imagine hard to cope with
Acquired are gadgets and goods
Squeezing the wallets beyond their holds

Plastic currencies pouncing on their needs
Credit and debit cards tempting the moods
Luring the minds to spend without strings
Making it difficult to make multiple ends meet

Easy to say ‘be prudent’ ‘be content’
Time troubles us without an indent without our intent

Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (5/20/2013 8:02:00 AM)

    People always try to sell us things we don't want. We live in a must have society where money rules. Good poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,147 Points Gajanan Mishra (5/19/2013 7:32:00 AM)

    Be content, right.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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