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Life of Modern Man vs Poor Kid

Updated on March 6, 2016

Life of Modern Man vs Poor Kid

Now let me tell you something about the poem. This poem is about the mechanical nature of life in today's world. Man has long forgotten what true happiness is and the life has become a struggle for money but money can not buy happiness. So this poem is a comparison between the life of a poor young boy and that of a successful man. I hope you enjoy and learn a thing or two.


The boy was poor and malnourished

but his soul was well flourished.

The boy ate only 7 times a week.

He had sunken cheeks

but his eyes were bright.

They had a unusual light.


He had a thread in one hand,

which he eventually let go like sand.

Then he suddenly pulled the string.

The kite went upwards like it had wings.

The boy knew how to fly

even if he had no wings to fly by.


Looking at the boy was a man.

The man had both name and fame

but the man had no heart.

He tried to ignore the boy with disregard

but something about the boy made him jealous.

The presence of the man was oblivious.


The boy kept flying the kite.

The man kept thinking while watching the kite take flight.

Then the man realised

that he was merely breathing while the boy was still alive.

The man was in his prison

with no escape in his vision.


The man worried about his boss.

He had to take care of profit and loss

while the boy did what he wanted

without worrying for being daunted.

The boy had a huge smile

even with empty pockets he could sit and recline.


The man went away.

He had a meeting that is why he could not stay.


© 2016 Kshitiz Gaur

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      Kshitiz Gaur 18 months ago from India

      Thanks you so much and yes you may call me abhi.

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      Surabhi Kaura 18 months ago

      Hey Abhimanyu!

      May I call you 'Abhi' endearingly? He he. Loved the poem! What a joy to know you.

      You just refreshed some of the old memories that I had spent in India. I used to fly kites with my friends on the terrace during the summer time.

      This poem of yours speaks of rich and poor. I wish that that the barriers between them get eradicated one day, so as to have equality amongst the society. So much clarity and depth in your writing! Bravo! Please continue writing such poems. You are blessed with the power of pen. Lots of Love.

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      Kshitiz Gaur 18 months ago from India

      Thanks manatita for your comments and now I am headed to your hubs to know more. I too am pleased to meet you.

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      manatita44 18 months ago from london

      Well, we seem to be of like minds here. Please to meet you, bro. Welcome and carry on!

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      Kshitiz Gaur 19 months ago from India

      Yeah there is so much inequality and we are running without thinking. Thanks for your comment.

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      John Hansen 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I love the message of this poem Abhimanyu gaur. I have written a number of poems expressing the same point..that money cannot buy happiness, in fact you can become a prisoner to it, like the man in your poem. There is too much inequality of wealth distribution in this world.