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Sankhajit Bhattacharjee Poem 96

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Money, you do possess the eternal power

to purchase bungalows and cars,

even respect, love and prosperity.

Still you can never buy faith,

can never extinguish the flame of truth

and can never bring peace, hence happiness of mind.

You are unable to stop the cry of a mother,

who has lost her child.

You are unable to guide a person,

who has lost one’s ideology.

You are unable to rejuvenate the very spirit of creation

among artists, scientists, philosophers and social workers.

You are unable to bridge

the gap between poverty and richness.

But you can solely claim your ability in giving birth

to corruption, discrimination and turmoil.