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Am I A Rich Person

This is about the things told to me by other person in my previous work place

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They said I was person from a rich family,

They said I had a car

They said I also had a driver.

They said I live my life in a lavish way.

Who are they?

They are my recent past colleagues.

Some of the things they know and some they don’t,

Here I share.

Long time ago I left home for college in far city,

Eating twice a day was almost every day,

Not because I couldn’t eat more,

But because it was all I could afford,

With the money left after college fees.

Many locals said I was different from my other college mates,

Yes I was.

I could never live or afford to live like that.

But they said I was rich.

They saw me many a times going home in a car,

Even after telling that it was not mine,

They believed I was a rich guy.

Well I say yes I am rich.

I am rich to have blessing of the person whose car it was;

I am rich that the person is helping us in every way possible,

But the harsh reality is that-

We all need to return the favour one day or other.

For me the burden of favour is very high.


© 2020 Sannyasi Raja

Comments

Poulomi Mukherjee on October 19, 2020:

Beautifully written....

Jhilik Nandy on October 18, 2020:

Harsh reality of our everyday life.You pointed it out in a very nice way. Keep it up

Koushik on October 18, 2020:

Very meaningful..

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 18, 2020:

Sannyasi, it is true that the word "rich" could mean something different to different persons. Why is the favour burdensome? It is intended to be a blessing to the recipient.

Prarona on October 17, 2020:

Nice

chandrani sarkar on October 17, 2020:

nice

Sannyasi Raja (author) from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 17, 2020:

Thanks very much

Sannyasi Raja (author) from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 17, 2020:

Thanks very much

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 17, 2020:

That is so true!

Favor is an act of kindness if we want to recognize which kindness is "real" it happens when a giver doesn't ask or expect for return. Sometimes I feel guilty "I do wait for return" which is a bad thing. Your message make sense Sannyasi. Have an awesome weekend

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 17, 2020:

You expressed the misconception of being "a rich man" very well. this poem has a good message. Thank you for sharing, Sannyasi.

Lorna Lamon on October 17, 2020:

Acknowledging the kindness of the person who helped you, ensures you have not forgotten the deed. Your riches are in your appreciation. Great poem about life.

Sannyasi Raja (author) from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 17, 2020:

Thank you

Sannyasi Raja (author) from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on October 17, 2020:

Thank you

Ankita B on October 17, 2020:

Beautiful poem with a deep meaning. I like it.

Arijit on October 17, 2020:

Wonderful

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 17, 2020:

I like this one. You make a good point or two,

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