Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

Relative Happiness


Now happy they are
They do not have a car.
Or they'd have the sorrow
the car was so narrow.
The car was so cheap
the color was so deep.
Model was so old
inside was not cold.

Now happy they are
they do not have a car.
Or they'd have it to say
their relatives and friend
they were going to buy
A car of new brand.

Now happy they are
they do not have a car.
They do not have the grief
that the car's so cheap
that the car's so narrow
that the car's not cold
that the car's so old.






© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved.

Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2008
Edited: Saturday, June 07, 2014

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  • Dea Dear (5/1/2014 2:25:00 PM)

    since you lost your car, , , , , , , you search for it, , , , , you ask people near and far, , , , whenever you meet (Report) Reply

  • Reetesh Sabr (9/29/2008 9:38:00 AM)

    watta nice depiction dada to tell the relative factor
    ur short n sweet style has won my heart. (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (9/21/2008 11:52:00 AM)

    happiness will forever remain elusive if it depends on things, relationships and so on.well composed Palas. happiness is a state of mind.you might enjoy my poem HAPPINESS.10 (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (7/26/2008 3:23:00 AM)

    you cleverly bring out the myth about one's wants and one's needs... the less the desires are the more you feel happy and comfotable in life...10 votes (Report) Reply

  • Tanny Quin (7/1/2008 1:23:00 PM)

    How funny! ! I really enjoyed reading all the comments too, but really it is nice to walk! ! Happy thoughts Phebe (Report) Reply

  • Jeannie Ann Clark (6/22/2008 4:40:00 PM)

    Now happy they are, they do not have a car,
    The gas price too high
    Causes many to cry...and many to sigh...
    Nice writing and many people to feel this way about cars today...thank you. Jeannie (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (6/13/2008 12:04:00 PM)

    This poem reminds me a quote from Albert Einstein - who said

    'Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute,
    and it seems like an hour.
    Sit with a pretty girl for an hour,
    and it seems like a minute.
    THAT'S relativity.”

    Here this poem dipicts -
    Possession or non-possession of luxury
    And the relative hapiness
    Found with reasoning ability.

    An interesting subject
    put into the frame.

    Enjoyed reading this. Thank you. (Report) Reply

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