Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Greed



What you see
On my face is hunger
Not greed

It‘s just
You don’t know
The difference


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Fire and greed
The more it’s fed
The more it spreads

Pictures taken from : Google Search


68 comments:

  1. Your haiku always carry such deep messages ... lovely !!!

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    1. It what I see that I write...

      Thanks Amrit for seeing through mere words.

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  2. You have touched upon a deep truth here-there can be no greed where even the basic necessities have not been met.

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    1. Agree Mam,

      We as a society are so much divided that some people can keep on feeding to their greed, whereas some people cannot even cater to the basic needs.

      Sad but true!



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  3. Beautiful words. Little girls shouldn't have to beg. Feel sad. What you see on her face is certainly not greed.

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    1. Though this photo I have taken from google, but this face is everywhere mocking at people who worry more about which up-market restaurant to choose for their dinner.

      Thanks For visiting!

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  4. your image selection is superb it aptly signifies theme. nice haiku

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    1. Thank you so much, more than my writings I feel great when someone praises my image selection. Weired I am.

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    1. That's an Indian Idiom our grandma's used to tell us so many times.

      Thank you so much!

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  6. Every haiku of yours holds such significance, a wealth of meaning carried in such few words. They force us to give pause and ponder before moving away.

    Incredible!

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    1. Thanks Meenakshi,

      Every writing needs readers who read, analyse, criticise and assimilate. Only then the writing is complete. Your comments make my haiku worth the efforts.

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  7. As always, very deep thoughts :)

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  8. Hats off! These lines have a tremendous power to move.

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  9. so sad but true..very touching haiku

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  10. It takes discernment--does it not?--to recognise the difference between greed and what appears to be greed.


    Greedy Warriors

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    1. Sometimes the line is thin and blurred, you never know when greed takes over need.

      Thanks a lot!

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  11. Great Haiku Meenakshi.The girl's expression is very beautifully captured.It is poverty which, leads to greediness.

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  12. Beautiful offerings Meenakshi! It has been said there're lots of unfairness in this world. Unfortunately it's compounded by acts of greediness that make the situation more serious. Your wise words captured this very well! Nicely!

    Hank

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    1. Thank Hank, I am glad my words could convey that disparity.

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  13. The hunger of need
    is never quite match for
    The hunger of greed

    JzB

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    1. Thanks Jazz! It is so delighting to receive your haiku in reply. Very nice.

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  14. the first haiku, thought-provoking

    The more it’s fed
    The more it spreads --- very true words.

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  15. One of the best...which i read recently...loved it...especially the last stanza...fire and greed the more it's fed the more it will burn...!!!

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  16. So true ~ well done haiku ~

    Carol of (A Creative Harbor) on blogger

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  17. its so powerful.... and great thoughts....

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  18. Meenakshi

    Once again a great one. specially you have used child picture & that is very touchy .

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    1. Thank Vishal, Picture hunting takes more time than writing.

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  19. When I say 'I'm starving', little do I know of what being truly hungry means.....powerful haiku

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    1. truly, we ad not hunger and its ugly consequences, we are blessed, aren't we!

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  20. Defines the difference between need and greed.

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  21. Brilliant lines... But it'll be a long time before I can shake off the first take, esp the image, its haunting...

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  22. No, hungry children should never be mistaken for greedy! Well said!

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  23. Called greedy
    by those who should share
    hungry eyes

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    1. Very powerful, very true!

      Thanks for such profound comment!

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  24. Your fiery last poem is awesome--loved it!

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  25. wonderfully done Meenakshi!

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  26. bitter truth well written.

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  27. So true... and not so easy to tell in some circles.
    Eliz

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    1. Right, but that makes us biased sometimes.

      Thanks a lot!

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  28. LOvely set!...2nd one...so thoughtful...

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and appreciating!

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  30. Wonderful and crisp sets, Meenakshi. You are a fabulous writer re...:)

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  31. so intense those words were ! relevant message put across fiercely . Amazing hold on writing Meenakshi :)

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  32. Wonderful & powerful set indeed!

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  33. Profoundly thoughtful poem that aptly signifies the truth - when basic necessities are in crisis, greed certainly has no role to play.

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  34. Wonderfully composed series on greed, with a very positive message to the world 'not everything is greed'.

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