Somanathan Iyer


Modern Poverty


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

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Modern Poverty by Somanathan Iyer )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 245 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

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Oscar Wilde

(In memoriam
C. T. W.
Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards
obiit H.M. prison, Reading, Berkshire
July 7, 1896)

I

He did not wear his scarlet coat,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ruth Stone

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Fluid Insturmental Intellect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Satisfied, Robert Ronnow
  3. Ones Parents, michael walkerjohn
  4. Fascinating Images, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Dwelling In Perfection, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. A Line to You, Olufayo Ezekiel
  7. Remedy to Find, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  8. Inner Workings, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Colours, Daniel Rimero
  10. India's Rhythms, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]