Wednesday, 19 August 2015

How Much is Enough?

Whether it's a sales pitch
boy trying to impress girl
priest exhorting donations for the poor
some people just don't know
how much is enough!

So when the priest speaks
initially a person attending church
decides to give Rs10/
as he increases the pitch, the listener is impressed
and he decides to give Rs 50, 100, 500
but the priest goes on and on... on and on...
finally when the charity plate is passed on
our man takes away Rs 10 from it
instead of donating.

Similar things happen everyday
when you don't know when to stop
don't know how much is enough?
so when the orders don't materialize
or the girl turns you down
you wonder "what went wrong?"
after all you had given it your all....

Yes sometimes, why often times
less is more!


  1. "How much is enough" a very intriguing topic and i loved the poetry. Thats so true Rajeev, sometimes we just dont know that thin line :(

  2. Thank you Jiggsaya for going to the essence of the poem and for your appreciation!

  3. Loved the concept and the lines... :-)
    Cheers, Archana -

  4. Thank you for the perspective!

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