Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray


How Much Of Money?

How much of money'll quench my thirst?
Where lies the point of satisfying lust?

How much of money'll give me very trust
'Now I'm rich, I shouldn't worry must'?

How much of money'll bring me cherished peace?
Or it shall ever remain, beyond, beyond reach?

How much of money'll give me sure joy
saying 'got it enough ' I'll feel it to enjoy?

How much of money'll gift me sound sleep?
Or shall it ever elude, ever evade, slip?

How much of money'll get me real heart?
Or shall I search it among all dubious flirt?

How much of money'll get me real friend?
Or shall I loose them all before reaching end?

How much of money'll vanish those are foes?
Or they'll breath me before as I become loose?

How much of money'll set me free from fear?
Or they'll seize tomorrow, chase me far and near?

How much of money'll keep me ever sane?
Or I'll find me among who've gone insane?

© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved. 

Submitted: Saturday, September 06, 2008
Edited: Friday, June 06, 2014

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (9/16/2008 12:40:00 AM)

    Yes Katherine, I agree with you. Money is a necessary vice.But we shold also know money is not all.Money is only the means and should not be the objective of life. (Report) Reply

  • Katherine Ng Li Hoon (9/15/2008 11:44:00 PM)

    Money is not everything we had in this world but we still have to live with this meterialistic world with money.Money can also be the root to all evils in this world.How contradicting is to survive in this realistic earth! Do you agree with me? (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (9/15/2008 4:46:00 PM)

    Very thouightful and insightful. Materialism does not guarantee happiness.
    Nor does it last beyond this life. Only the soul is eternal. Thank you for your
    treasured comment.

    Always your friend at poemhunter,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (9/9/2008 9:46:00 AM)

    Wealth or money will give you perpetual bliss of satiety only when it is shared with those who are in need...just make a vow to earn for charity also and look around you for the needy...days will pass on hurriedly to end in blissful satiety..nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Sarwar Chowdhury (9/8/2008 7:19:00 AM)

    well expressed..........
    money cant bring pure tranquility

    Pure - devine love never ever in affluence.
    ++++++=10 (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (9/7/2008 12:48:00 AM)

    money can't buy happiness in this can at most buy facilities and conveniences and along with difficulties associated with them...a good poem pointing out the meaningless ness of material bliss 10 (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (9/6/2008 6:57:00 AM)

    how much money-good question- money can'y buy peace, happiness, health, sound sleep. very thoughtful poem. i hope every one slows down to reflect on these questions.10
    if time permits please read AFFLUENZA, apoem i wrote on the same theme.

    Mamta (Report) Reply

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