Palas Kumar Ray

Rookie - 293 Points (20-05-1963 / India)

Poverty-Ii - Poem by Palas Kumar Ray

Satiated, desiring but not having enough food to offer some, is also poverty,
Sheltered, wishing, but failing to accommodate a guest, is also poverty,
Treated, prescribed, but unable to effort better treatment is also poverty,
Clothed, requiring but can't afford sufficient to meet the need is also poverty,
Educating, meritorious, but failing to provide better education is also poverty,
Social, invited but avoiding a ceremony to avoid buying a gift is also poverty,
Celebration, aspiring but fearing expenses not celebrating is also poverty,
Friend in distress, desiring but incompetent to help a friend is also poverty,
oppressed, rights denied, deciding but failing to buy Justice is also poverty,
Time elapsed but not repaying debts for not having money is also poverty.

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 3:54:00 AM)

    As poverty I this is also a good poem on same subject and different versions which became beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Reetesh Sabr (9/29/2008 9:44:00 AM)

    great thoughts and as ever simply put
    dada u r rocking! (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (8/28/2008 9:36:00 PM)

    joy of giving, sharing-i find poor still are large hearted. not being able to share is the biggest poverty.10++. (Report) Reply

  • Moushumi moushumi (8/14/2008 11:01:00 AM)

    The line before last reignites my mind.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (8/11/2008 6:55:00 AM)

    '....Sheltered, wishing, but failing to accommodate a guest....'
    the best line in this good poem... it accomodates a lot of wishful thinking in its shelter...10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (8/6/2008 1:54:00 PM)

    Poverty of mind and spirit is the worst poverty of all. Excellent write.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 7, 2014

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