Asif Andalib

Bronze Star - 2,391 Points (27 November 1967 / Moez Monzil, Komlapur, Faridpur, Bangladesh)

Poverty - Poem by Asif Andalib

Poverty is like a curse
It deprived Prophet Jesus
Of a wife and popularity

Prophet Muhammad
Became successful
Because he became rich

Poverty is like a torture
By the enemy
Without help from others
One cannot get rid of it

Comments about Poverty by Asif Andalib

  • To Windward (10/9/2011 8:19:00 AM)

    I like the way you see poverty to be something to be rid of, rather than wealth as something to gain. This is a humbling and empathetic view. Conversely, your second stanza suggests an odd route to riches. Most people think you become rich because you are succesful, not the other way around, but perhaps you are suggesting the Prophet became rich with the word of God? (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 9, 2011

[Report Error]