Lubinda Lubinda

A Little More Paper

In pursuit of a better life
he would often be
busy as a bee
working diligently in his hive
I know he was trying to survive
by putting in more than
the usual 9-5!

His wife and kids
would often measure his worth
by things he'd gathered on earth
he was made to believe
that a little more paper
would make thier lives better!

Though his family had lots of stuff
it was never quite enough
so, he joined the queue
of other modern slaves
marching to their early graves!

Culturally, men must work hard
to meets their family's needs
but, he didn't mind
juggling three minimum wage jobs
with long hours and sometimes
but, he did mind
because, he loved his family
but, in reality — this was insanity
he was trying to give his family
a better life,
though he was earning close to nothing!

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Poem Edited: Friday, April 21, 2017

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Comments about A Little More Paper by Lubinda Lubinda

  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (4/29/2017 12:31:00 PM)

    To amass material things and seeking peace in them we have been living a mechanical life. But in reality we are slowly killing ourselves and miss happiness. Very beautiful piece of poetry. We should stop chasing behind material stuff and concentrate on something spiritual to get inner peace.10+++

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (4/20/2017 11:42:00 PM)

    Better life should not be measured in terms of material growth and progress. It is much more than that which we lose in the process. Thus, we end up being a slave to our cravings and demands. Thanks.
    with long hours and sometimes overtime
    but, in reality — this was insanity

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