Treasure Island

Palas Kumar Ray

(India)

What For Is Money?


I thought on how could be the life
Without having to work for money.
After all this is the money which we work for.

Had we only have enough money to spend
We won't have to toil our body or brain.
Solution also seemed very easy to me.

Just get a lot of mints to mint money.
Make as much money as may people need
Give them as much as may people want.

All problems are seemingly soon gone.
The root of all evils I thought could be
the root of happiness of all kind instead.

How could this easy way out be overlooked?
Thinking furthermore I thought.
We need mints and we need paper and ink.

We need banks and a lot of ATMs.
People will get money and go for shopping
So we need ample shops. In shops we need products.

We need make shops and we need make products.
but we also need people to run them.
So some people will make paper and some ink.

Some other will work in mints and banks.
Some will work in shops and making products.
Rest all the people will only happily buy things.

Thinking up to here my thought jumbled.

People needed money so they worked.
If money was available for doing no work
Then why should there be anyone to work?

If no one works then where from comes paper and ink?
Where from comes money, banks and ATMs?
Where from then comes products?

Without products how could then we live and enjoy?

So we need products and for products we need to work,
to get people into the works we need money.
So it was that money could not be made free.

I thought, People have already thought it before me.







© Palas Kumar Ray.All rights reserved.

Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Edited: Saturday, June 07, 2014

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  • Mamta Agarwal (4/19/2010 7:15:00 PM)

    i read somewher money may not buy you love, it certainly puts you in a bargaining position.

    palas, you have written this after pondering a lot.
    Mamta.pl do check out your outbox (Report) Reply

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