Amitava Sur

Gold Star - 22,670 Points (20.01.1950 / Kolkata)

In The Swirl Of Greed - Poem by Amitava Sur

Knowledge teaches us
How much is our need
Vices inundate
In the swirl of greed.

Increasing knowledge
Lessens the needs
Guides the soul
Towards wisdom and peace

Vices are like
Cancerous germs
Increases the greed
To destroy oneself.

Goal of life
Is to attain love and peace
With greed
We can never reach that place.

Greed is
Like a hunting trap
It allures, attracts
And ruins at last.

Increasing knowledge
Lessens the needs
Guides the a soul
Towards wisdom and peace
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Amitava (4.11.2014) 7-00 am



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Topic(s) of this poem: greed


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  • (11/16/2014 8:53:00 AM)

    Goal of life
    Is to attain love and peace
    With greed
    We can never reach that place.

    Love and peace the most things in life. Without them, we only exist, but have no life. Greed has no place in life. Thank you Amitava.
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  • Savita Tyagi (11/12/2014 6:43:00 PM)

    To have the knowledge of vice and virtue and to walk upon write path is away to peace. Great poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Valsa George (11/12/2014 12:09:00 AM)

    Greed is
    Like a hunting trap
    It allures, attracts
    And ruins at last.

    Very wise thoughts illustrated with an apt comparison, Amitava! A greedy man can never be at peace with himself! Excessive greed has resulted in the fall of great empires and powerful men! This is what history teaches and we learn in everyday life!
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  • E Nigma (11/9/2014 10:36:00 AM)

    I really like the theme of this poem and the direction it takes the reader. Though I get what you are saying I would say knowledge without understanding is dangerous. To accumulate so much knowledge yet not understand what it means or what to do with it can become a burden as well. But then you say guides the soul towards wisdom and peace so I think you definetely have the right idea. The poem speaks a very powerful and positive message.

    Just to add to what you've already said I like it in this order. Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom and the fruits of the spirit come into manifestation with these things. Be it peace and love.

    Knowledge gives you the info you need on any subject, understanding helps you to work through all of that knowledge acquired and wisdom/prudence helps show how/where/why/when to apply the knowledge that you've accumulated to any situation that might arise. It is a great poem! I just wanted to expound on the idea a little further.
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  • (11/8/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    Towards wisdom and peace i like the poem very much.Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/8/2014 8:22:00 AM)

    Goal of life
    Is to attain love and peace
    With greed
    We can never reach that place.

    A good poem and thank you for sharing
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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/7/2014 6:00:00 PM)

    Yes knowledge of truth with a positive approach lessens the uncalled greed and when greed is lessened all its off shoots like corruption and crime are also decreased. A nice poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Hazel Durham (11/7/2014 2:42:00 AM)

    Powerful message in this beautiful poem, greed is a unhealthy desire for more and more with the result we end up with less love and peace, greed destroys all our good intentions! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/6/2014 9:55:00 PM)

    Increasing knowledge is a great means to an end, guiding our souls towards wisdom and peace. An excellent poem showing us not to get caught in the trap of the many vices on earth today, as they are only a way to destroy ourselves, out true beings. Love this one! Filled with your philosophic wisdom, it reminds us all of our need to attain peace and love. I give you a 10 a hundred times if possible. Another great poem, Amitava! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walkerjohn (11/6/2014 6:53:00 AM)

    Aloha Amitava...

    Truly well put... [Towards wisdom and peace]... Lead on my dear friend... enjoyed your bio... and I will to peruse further your posted works of words... Thank you for the energy boost this early am... All of the best from this life, to you, and all of your relations... Michaelw1two.
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  • (11/6/2014 5:43:00 AM)

    Very inspiring indeed......a poem so beautifully composed deserves 10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 8, 2014


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