Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

Gold Star - 19,324 Points (17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Don't Consider The Wealth Is Eternal! - Poem by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

While the wife feeds
the husband, with love and desire,
the different types of foods
prepared with six tastes;

And he takes only one handful,
leaving the rest untouched,
from the quantity of food prepared,
the remaining food is wasted;

However rich,
he is likely to become poor one day
and beg for food in some other place,
Hence don't consider the wealth is eternal!


Hence don't waste food
and share it with everybody,
Utilize your wealth
for charity!

Topic(s) of this poem: wealth

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem 'Don't consider the wealth is eternal! ' is a translation by me of a poem from Tamil literature 'Naalatiyaar'

அறுசுவை யுண்டி அமர்ந்தில்லாள் ஊட்ட
மறுசிகை நீக்கியுண் டாரும் - வறிஞராய்ச்
சென்றிரப்பர் ஓரிடத்துக் கூழ்எனின், செல்வம்ஒன்
றுண்டாக வைக்கற்பாற் றன்று. - 1 நாலடியார் - செல்வம் நிலையாமை

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, November 14, 2016

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