Palas Kumar Ray

Rookie - 326 Points (20-05-1963 / India)

Poverty-I - Poem by Palas Kumar Ray

Lot of hunger and having no food is poverty,
Not having spare cloth to take bath is poverty,
Needing a shelter but not having one is poverty,
Child's sick but can not buy treatment, is poverty,
Fainting child dreaming a mouthful of rice is poverty
Searching warmth in cold flesh in winter nights, is poverty,
Sitting with umbrella on wetting bed in showering night, is poverty,
Thoughtful mother, two mouthful of rice and three children, is poverty,
An ill, deserted mother selling her child wishing it will survive, is poverty.
A defeated and despondent mother poisoning and killing her child is poverty,

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Topic(s) of this poem: poverty

Comments about Poverty-I by Palas Kumar Ray

  • Ramesh Rai (10/21/2014 10:47:00 PM)

    A defeated and despondent mother
    poisoning and killing her child is
    kills the heart of humanity.
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  • (7/6/2014 3:51:00 AM)

    Poverty is a situation one have no the basic necessities to provide himself owing to his financial stringency and poverty is such a thing of sadness for a human being. A nice poem on poverty is created by the poet and it has became good (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2009 5:20:00 AM)

    The content of your poem is exciting and a lot of people need to understand the strategies of improving poverty. I'M HAPPY to see that even the poets are dedicated to help the world about expresing their feelings. Well done and keep on working very hard for this poor world. (Report) Reply

  • (11/24/2008 10:35:00 AM)

    Boooooooooo! -10. That was awful and boring to read. (Report) Reply

  • Sarwar Chowdhury (10/3/2008 12:53:00 PM)

    well thought out indeed..................10+ (Report) Reply

  • (9/29/2008 9:46:00 AM)

    superb and worthy to be to put to act... (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2008 9:32:00 PM)

    very powerful- obsevations of a compassionate soul. deeply felt and poignantly expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Vidyadhara ..... (8/20/2008 12:22:00 PM)

    A person bereaved of knowledge is poverty (Report) Reply

  • (8/8/2008 12:20:00 PM)

    line # 8 is a 'povertic' nay poetric beauty...poverty is in progression with poetry from line # 1 to line # 10...good poe'trick'...palas! (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2008 4:17:00 AM)

    And certainly a tragedy in a world so full of riches. (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2008 1:40:00 PM)

    Very touching. This is a poem that needed to be written.

    Warm regards,

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  • (8/2/2008 12:13:00 PM)

    you turned realistic.. and expressed two shades of poverty.. excellent.10 from me

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 31, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 7, 2014

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