Aniruddha Pathak

Gold Star - 105,478 Points (25.05.1941 / Godhra - Gujarat)

Virus Of Consumerism - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak

Oh this virus, consumerism,
King there is, nor rule, only kingdom.
And there's all-grabbing greed,
People buy beyond need,
With all intellect, there's no wisdom.
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Diwali festivals are over and markets are in the grip of Christmas fever. Malls mull over two big shopping days in rich countries: Black Friday of so-called killing discounts and Cyber Monday ofsales mania. Pope Francis has condemned ‘the virus of consumerism' because it forgets ‘the brother who knocks at your door'.
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Reflections |05.12.2019|
Topic: greed, money, malls

Topic(s) of this poem: greed, money

Form: Limerick

Comments about Virus Of Consumerism by Aniruddha Pathak

  • Valsa George (12/4/2019 12:24:00 AM)

    Bitten by the consumer bug we keep buying things, both wanted and unwanted, draining our wallets, . This galloping greed to possess things leaves us utterly selfish that we have no time to listen to the sobs of our unfortunate brethren. A timely reminder to curtail our purchases when Christmas is drawing near! Beautifully put! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha Pathak(12/4/2019 5:56:00 AM)

    Yes, indeed, high time we realise that mother earth can still provide for our needs,
    but not for our over-powering greed.

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  • Jez Brul (12/3/2019 7:40:00 AM)

    A brilliant limerick...Thought-stirring philosophical views..Fullmark 10++++ (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha Pathak(12/4/2019 5:52:00 AM)

    Thanks for visiting and for good words, dear poet

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (12/3/2019 5:57:00 AM)

    King there is, nor rule, only kingdom.....perfectly synchronizes with your notes sir! A wonderful Limerick! (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha Pathak(12/4/2019 5:50:00 AM)

    Thanks for visiting and liking this ditty

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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