जरूरत / The Need

मेरे पास जब भी
एक रुपया होता था
दे देता था खुशी खुशी
मैं किसी जरूरतमंद को…
आज निन्यानबे रुपए हैं मेरे पास
पर मुझे जरूरत है उस एक रुपए की…


Whenever I had one rupee,
I used to give it happily
to someone in need…
Today ninety nine rupees
I have but now I need
that one rupee…

–Kaushal Kishore


  1. This is lovely. It really does make one stop and thank about all those who have nothing. Those of us that are so blessed. Have a greed week my friend. Love and blessings to you and your loved ones. ❤️🤗 Joni

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      1. Thank you my friend. I really do try to thank God every day for our shelter, food, health, and each other and first for Him. You too have a beautiful week. Hugs and love to you and those you love. ❤️Stay safe. 🤗🦋

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  2. Thank you, Kaushal, for these clever words that spell that to be satisfied you need 100%!
    Also, thank you for showing me what the coins look like; you never know but it might come useful one day…


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    1. Thank you, Joanna. I have seen that those who have nothing, are more generous, as they have nothing to lose. And yes, a coin in circulation today may become antique in days to come.


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