Rajnish Manga

Gold Star - 134,691 Points (September 10,1951 / Meerut (UP) / Presently at Faridabad (Haryana) , India.)

Meaning Of Luxury - Poem by Rajnish Manga

Some people think ahead of times
In Japan they want to have elevators
Equipped with toilets so that
The calls of nature could be answered
When convenience is on priority
There is no place for mediocrity
For them it may not be a luxury
But there are places- not very far off
In South-East Asia
Where a toilet in many a home or a school
Is not provided as a matter of rule
It is still considered a big luxury
And the Government has drafted
the services of big business houses
Since so much work needs to be done
To bridge the gap between demand and supply
Here the meaning of luxury
Is quite different from what it is in Japan

Topic(s) of this poem: challenges, change, conventionality, democracy, government, home, life, school

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Meaning Of Luxury by Rajnish Manga

  • Tom Allport (6/3/2017 2:24:00 PM)


    a poem that is very well written about a subject generally not thought of as being a luxury? .......well penned. (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (6/3/2017 9:09:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your appreciative note, Tom, on this poem (Meaning Of Luxury) .

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  • Sekharan Pookkat (5/7/2017 6:40:00 AM)


    the call of nature should be answered freely and comfortably which gives relief! It is not a luxury- thanks for sharing such a social subject (Report) Reply

  • Electric Lady (5/6/2017 3:44:00 PM)


    Very well written...you are a true poet within your words. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/6/2017 11:58:00 PM)

    Thanks for appreciating the poem, Dear Lady. Positive feed-backs always inspire.

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/8/2016 4:34:00 AM)


    Luxury is a comparative term. For a poor nation even an air conditioner is a luxury but it's a necessity for a rich nation. Meaning of luxury nicely explained by the poet. (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (11/8/2016 7:54:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for your analytical comments on the subject of what luxury means to people in rich and poor countries. Thanks a lot, Akhtar Jawad Sahab.

  • Glen Kappy (10/22/2016 3:38:00 PM)

    Meaning of Luxury
    rajnish,

    interesting for me to read this since i was thinking along these lines when driving home from my yoga class today. specifically i was thinking of what are true riches, or, if rich means full, what is it that really makes us experience fullness or contentment.

    always good to be reminded of our perspectives, about what is truly important. thank you.

    glen kappy
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (10/23/2016 9:14:00 AM)

    Thank you, Glen, for so nicely grasping the spirit of the poem and for putting across the message that I wanted to convey. I am glad to know about your yoga practice.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/12/2016 12:38:00 PM)


    Demand and supply! Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/28/2016 10:18:00 PM)


    What has been a luxury some years back is now a necessity with us. In the same way what is luxury for the people of developing countries is bare necessity for those of advanced countries. So the concept of luxury and need is so relative! You have expressed it with a striking example! (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (12/8/2015 10:55:00 PM)


    luxury is what you can not afford
    you always pray for it to lord
    sometimes it becomes dream
    and arrives in home like sun beam
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  • Bakuli Bhakali (11/20/2015 12:52:00 AM)


    You expressed luxury in crisp and subtle manner! !
    It’s not all about necessity it’s more about our priority!
    We prefer to have more temples in India than toilets
    When we can’t offer a glass of milk to the child on street
    We drain them in temples in the name of devotion to the divine
    But if you say the truth, it will be blasphemy and you’ll be wicked
    I sometimes think, even the divine might sometimes laugh at our stupidity.
    Thanks for sharing! It was inciting!
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (11/20/2015 2:43:00 AM)

    Thanks for your extremely thoughtful and analytical comments on this poem. You are right in saying that 'if you say the truth, it will be blasphemy and you’ll be wicked'. Terrific appraisal of our lopsided religious practices.

  • (11/13/2015 4:04:00 AM)


    everywhere it is the same
    when we have it we take it for granted
    when we don't have it then it is a luxury
    thanks
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    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (11/13/2015 4:36:00 AM)

    Very logical analysis. Thanks for visiting the page and leaving a well thought out comment on the poem.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/13/2015 1:02:00 AM)


    Very wonderful and interesting drafting filled with many information of luxury. This provokes thoughts entirely. Fantastic sharing done really...10 (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (11/13/2015 4:34:00 AM)

    Thanks for visiting the page and for leaving so thoughtful comments.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/12/2015 11:50:00 AM)


    Very true, some countries are blessed with natural resources which they use judiciously for the benefit of mankind and its people whereas on the other hand some countries although they are blessed yet people are self-centered and selfish.......Basic necessity is must for everyone. (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (11/13/2015 4:32:00 AM)

    I am obliged for your enlightened thoughts and for appreciating the poem. Thank you, Md. Asim ji.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 7, 2017


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