What Is Materialism?

What is materialism? t’is but the lust for money,

transcending all the norms and values of humanity,

totally devoid of love and morality,

to the refined minds, it is only insanity,

because there is no limit to cupidity.


What is materialism? t’is but schism after schism,

judging people on the principles of capitalism,

encouraging absolute hedonism rather than utilitarianism!

juxtaposing with the resourceful lot; seen as dandyism,

little do they know – affluent are those with no ism.


What is materialism? t’is but a constant state of phobia,

states fighting with states, people with people over trivia,

extolling materialism; turning the world into a utopia,

but what happened to Somalia, Mesopotamia, and Libya?

aren’t these the blessings of Capitalism? presented as panacea!


So lets join hands, for the sake of humanity,

irrespective of cast, creed, money and not for vanity,

casting aside all the enmity,

leap out of all the materialistic mentality,

and come together as one fraternity!


The flirter

Daisy, O Daisy!,

You! My love, drive me crazy,

I am cold, gloomy and sad but,

Upon seeing you, I feel cozy.


Your elegant gait, your enchanting physiognomy,

Who can withstand, let alone me?

Your svelte hands, slender lips, golden hair,

All combine to fill me with glee.


Why do you exchange glances?

Noticing it, my heart dances,

But I remain oblivious of its meaning,

If it’s warning, or implicit chances?


I’ve tried, travailed, and did my best,

Because I couldn’t resist,

But ‘a faint heart never won a fair lady’,

Hence sift me through the list.


I love you – I wanted to tell you,

But learnt you already had a beau,

So who am I, to meddle in your affairs?

Bid me farewell, – Adieu!