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jibin joseph

(05 dec 1980 / cochin, kerala state, india)


All around its greed
More more more I need
If I have one I need more
I am not satisfied anymore

Not in my dream, I would share
Greed overtook me and I stopped to care
I am no longer satisfied with anything
Feel like owning everything

All the money in the world
Still greed tells me more and more
Where I will bury all these wealth
I have lost myself that’s the truth

Help me …to me they plead
Greedy I am to see them plead
What will I do with all these money?
Still more more more I need

Maybe I will have a coffin of gold
Stacked inside with paper money
Where will I take these after I die?
With open arms and in coffin I lie

No more can I hold anything
The truth to leave behind everything
Still I am filled with greed
More more more I need

Submitted: Thursday, January 04, 2007
Edited: Saturday, December 18, 2010

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  • Pradnya P (3/17/2010 12:48:00 PM)

    hi jibin,

    this poem is true mirror of todays life
    nicely written

    pradnya (Report) Reply

  • Raghavan Warrier (1/16/2007 10:08:00 PM)

    The cycle of need-greed-feed is addictive and ultimately becomes the sole goal in itself. This is true of drug addicts too. (Report) Reply

  • Kavita Bhat (1/7/2007 11:25:00 PM)


    its so very true....i m sure even u'll agree that....all that u've written is actully the way all of us are....

    nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Prasanna Kumari (1/7/2007 2:41:00 AM)

    very beautiful poem with a good message and the smooth flow of words make it more powerful also... (Report) Reply

  • Mary Jinu (1/4/2007 8:07:00 AM)

    apt poem for the present generation.u' ve depicted the pathetic condition of man...who is never ever satisfied..who always want more...more..and more...

    nice poem
    jinu... (Report) Reply

  • Asma Bahrainwala (1/4/2007 7:07:00 AM)

    this is essentially the condition of modern man...overambitious, greedy, materialistic...we forget that the shroud has no pockets sewn on top! ! !

    nice write, Jibin...
    Asma... (Report) Reply

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