Monday, November 3, 2008

Deshamsham / 10%


Good people all
They buy up land
‘Cos land is gold
And gold is all

Good people all
They buy up land
Here on earth
And there in heaven

Just ten percent
Of life’s earnings
Will fetch you land
In the world to come

That ten percent
That magic po(r)tion
Alchemises
Ill-gotten wealth

Hungry mouths
Naked penury
Made worthwhile
By deposit eternal

Meanwhile

Jesus Christ
Lord of love
Turns and turns
In his grave

4 comments:

Twisted Elegance....stupid brilliance said...

Wonderful write-up! Few words but a very good thought :)

The Layman said...

"Jesus Christ
Lord of love
Turns and turns
In his grave"

But Jesus resurrected! Or does it have deeper implications? :)

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

@ deepak
just playing on the idiomatic expression 'turning in th grave'

P. Venugopal said...

None can beat us. A Jesus or a Buddha can cause us only temporary inconvenience. First we crucify him and then, as we come back to our business, turn him into our brand ambassador. His cut is the 10 per cent you speak of...I like this poem very much.