“Lending My Heart”

a banking poem

I have stopped
lending my heart,
I get back
neither heart nor love,
it becomes a NPA
non performing asset*
that gives me heartburn,
and selective amnesia
to the borrower…

A non performing asset (NPA) is a loan for which the principal and interest remain overdue for a period of 90 days. Here I have taken heart as principal and love as interest.

–Kaushal Kishore

image: pixabay


    1. I appreciate your keen observation, David. You’re right, it’s a photo from Holocaust Memorial inΒ Berlin to the Jewish Β victims of the Holocaust. The Star of David is also visible in the photo.

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  1. As I am not an expert on banking and its terms, and your ability, Kaushal, to turn banking into
    an interesting poem is amazing, to say the least!
    You, no doubt, remember that I have said once – you could write poems based on the telephone directory, and still make it interesting!

    Thank you!


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    1. Hahaha, yes, I remember, Joanna. But I believe, beauty lies in the eyes of beholder and your appreciation means a lot to me, always. Thank you so much.


    1. My God, you seem to be more wilful defaulter than Nirav Modi. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ€— Anyway I’m happy that you bank upon my poetry at least. Thanks a lot πŸ’πŸ’–

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  2. Great metaphor and I understand the sentiment Kaushal…but:) but….:) maybe try sharing it with no expectations..I am just a hopeless romantic…true, love can be bad business but ahh it’s love:) As always, a great thought to think about …I love how you do that

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    1. ‘Stop lending’ means exactly the same as you say, ‘accept or share without expectations.’ I truly loved your reflections, and I resonate. Thank you, Karima for your appreciation that means a lot πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’–πŸ™

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