chandra thiagarajan

On Hoarded Wealth - Poem by chandra thiagarajan

When a man has riches immense
And has not himself enjoyed
He has very little common sense
For he is considered expired.


Pl easure is got by wealth
But if one is a miser
His wealth is taken by stealth
By an uncanny robber.


One is a burden to Earth
If he is stingy and mingy
All is acquired wealth
Is sure an inanity.


We alth without benefaction
In degree is a triviality
When there is no interaction
With people of poverty.


The wealthy man who will not bestow
To the needy is a sinister
If his money doesn't flow
It is akin to a beauteous spinster.


When a man wallowing in luxury
Is meanly parsimonious
He is disliked by men in penury
And is considered inglorious.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by A chapter on Wealth from 'Thirukkural' written by poet Sage 'Thiruvalluvar' who lived 2000 years ago.His is a Divine Text and the Masterpiece of Tamil language.It has been translated in over 60 languages of the world.

Comments about On Hoarded Wealth by chandra thiagarajan

  • Valsa George (2/14/2013 10:44:00 AM)

    Such lofty thoughts on the triviality of hoarding wealth worth pondering! If each one could realize, Money is meant for serving man and not otherwise! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Kavya . (2/13/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    wat a noble thought..well said.... (Report) Reply

  • Malaya Roses (2/12/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    When money is the most important core of man's life... the master and purpose are absolutely about themselves and their unsatisfied hunger of greed. Wealth is could be the best tool to serve humanity or to die in selfishness. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (2/12/2013 6:04:00 PM)

    A very true poem indeed..great thoughts and one would wish it so....what is the right thing to do....
    Thanks for sharing your good thoughts.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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