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Money Power

Everyone, is on the run,
Rat-race to earn, to earn and to earn
..........................Is it really worth this strife and pain?

Money can buy a well-groomed house
Even the most elegant spouse
..................................Can it ever make a homely den?

It can fetch you the cushiest bed
Of feathers or roses, be it made
................................A dreamless slumber, can it gain?

Riches it can buy, to embellish your self
With garbs and drapes, it can enrich your shelf
...................................Can it beautify your soul’s pane?

Friends are bought, relations are sold
Dumbed they are, with silver and gold
......................Love and respect, can these be feigned?

Money spans this material sphere
And indeed conquers everything here
....Can it enshrine the inner domain, the spiritual plane?


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  1. Date: 2/2/2012 12:49:00 AM

    Nice work. Wise and insightful. :)
  1. Date: 1/7/2012 5:57:00 PM

    Interesting read, Nanda. A warm welcome to this site. I am a relatively new member myself, but am sure you will be well rewarded. God bless, Maureen
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 5:37:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Nanda. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol
  1. Date: 1/1/2012 6:59:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your words this morning Nanda. If I may be so bold and suggest you read a poem of mine titled "Insidiously Driving Divisions". I believe you may find it enlightening. Steve
  1. Date: 12/31/2011 6:18:00 AM

    N.B.- nice words of wisdom..."And indeed conquers everything here"...let us hope not, ;-)

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