Raj Arumugam


Song On Being Careful With One's Hard-Earned Money - Poem by Raj Arumugam

Don’t break your dollar
get it home intact, brother
Be it twenty or thirty
be clever and thrifty -
bring it home as it is
don’t spend it like fish
Never mind if you go home
with a dirty collar;
just bring home every dollar
as proof of work and reward
Your money’s yours to keep -
don’t fritter it on useless critters
Bring ‘em dough home, be thrifty
and make the first twenty grow to plenty

Topic(s) of this poem: care, fun, money

Form: Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

on the importance of being careful with one's money

Comments about Song On Being Careful With One's Hard-Earned Money by Raj Arumugam

  • (11/19/2015 7:53:00 PM)


    'bring em dough home', sounds like Tarzan or Sitting Bull talking (Report) Reply

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  • Paul Warren (11/19/2015 2:57:00 PM)


    Good advice in a world where possessions become important (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2015 8:34:00 PM)


    Wonderful poem in tune with materialistic approach and human tendency for amassing wealth. The poem can also be interpreted as a satire, since materialistic approach and consumerism demand use of money earned for augmenting one's comfort zone and cozy life style.
    Nicely penned short, sweet and meaningful poem. Enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015



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