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Poor Man

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Poor Man

When without money, eats wild vegetables at home;
When has money, eats same wild vegetables in fine restaurant.

When without money, rides bicycle;
When has money, rides the same exercise machine.

When without money, walks to earn food;
When has money, walks to burn the fat.

Man O Man ! never fails to deceive thyself !
When without money, wishes to get married;
When has money, wishes to get divorced.

When without money, wife becomes secretary;
When has money, secretary becomes wife.

When without money, acts like rich man;
When has money, acts like poor man.

Man, O Man! never can tell the simple truth !
Says share market is bad but keeps speculating;
Says money is evil but keeps accumulating.
Says high positions are lonely but keeps wanting them.
Says gambing & drinking is bad but keeps indulging;

Man O Man ! Never means what he says and never says what he means!

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  1. Date: 1/29/2013 1:25:00 AM
    Hi Reshad, I must say - excellent write! I love how the words flow fluidly into each other making the read highly enjoyable. The way you’ve described the poor man and the way man's actions don't change even when he has money - clever. I’m certainly looking forward to read more of your work. Vicky.

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 10:21:00 PM
    You nailed this one right. Sooooo true. Human behavior seems silly most of the time, yet we keep on repeating it. Smiles to you

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:20:00 AM
    This is a precious piece my friend, you read the state of the heart quiet well, thanks for your words of wisdom, if we could only take heed and enjoy what we do have and know that we are rich far beyond our mere imagination. Hope to read more of your endearing writes in the future, have a blessed day Reshad, xxx

    Yahyaie Avatar Reshad Yahyaie
    Date: 1/28/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    oh thanks, i didnt know it, hope u liked it...will post some other interesting things, u will like that....have a blessed day..
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 6:52:00 AM
    Yes ..... poor man. - I'll send him some money - well written Reshad. - Have a nice new week. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Yahyaie Avatar Reshad Yahyaie
    Date: 1/28/2013 6:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yeah u better send him some money, have a nice week to you too.