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A Poor’s Penchant

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A Poor’s Penchant

For what am I born?
Born to consume myself?
Born to get plucked off my leaves and get torn?

Born to walk on ice and feel the numb
Born to be criticized, cursed and yet stay dumb?

A loaf of bread,
A bed on road often pitted and tread.

An earthy dust laden skinny cloth,
is what I bear, for that further makes me an entity to loath.

For who shall open his heart and speak few words of love and compassion?
For who shall disguise himself to turn meek, for a poor beggar who even can’t 
afford his own cremation?


Oh! Almighty, you owe me life of kings!
To balance thou judgment and demolish those dominant devils
Oh! Almighty you owe me royal raiment’s and ravishing rings
And make those boisterous heads droop down, as if hollow glasses 
bespattered after fallen from hills.






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  1. Date: 11/30/2008 7:35:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 4:55:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 8:23:00 AM

    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 10:36:00 AM

    Saptarshi - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 10/5/2008 1:25:00 AM

    This has so much to think over. So emotional and great way to let the thoughts out.And congratulations:)

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 10:45:00 AM

    Congratulations of being featured this week. This is a very wonderful poem. I like the flow of prose in this piece. Your use of the rhetorical questioning technique certainly gives a spark to the poem. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 10/4/2008 6:15:00 AM

    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/28/2008 8:06:00 AM

    Congratulations on "A Poor's Penchant" being featured this week. Vince

  1. Date: 9/24/2008 11:26:00 AM

    Born to run free without all the material trappings to ensnare you ... smile ... OH, what joy there can be in a cloud ... very thought provoking write here Saptarshi. Congratulations on your writing being featured this week!!

  1. Date: 9/22/2008 5:42:00 AM

    Congratulations Saptarshi on your wonderful poetry being featured this week. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 9/21/2008 6:25:00 PM

    Very beautifully written - you expressed a lot of emotions in this piece - I hope that the Lord stays in your life and blesses you always - God Bless