A Sack of Rice

A farmer was transporting
some sacks of rice to market
by his tractor,
one of the sacks slipped
and fell on the roadside,
some ants came
and took away 20 to 25 grains,
some birds came
and flew away
after eating 50 to 100 grains,
some rats came,
ate 100 to 200 grams
and went away,
some cows came
after eating 2 to 3 kilograms
they also left,
then a man came
lifted the whole sack
and went away…

The farmer came back
looking for his missing sack,
ants, birds, rats and cows
all were there
looking at him in anticipation,
except that greedy man,
craving for more and more…

–Kaushal Kishore

images: pinterest


  1. Many people find it difficult to take accountability for their actions. I would guess the insects and animals just went with their nature, while the human knew he was doing wrong and did it anyway. The human had a reason for shame. Wonderful and thought provoking post, KK. Thanks for sharing.💕

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    1. Thank you, Joanna, for your kind words and support. You have rightly mentioned Aesop’s Fables. We have its Sanskrit equivalent in “Panchatantra” by Vishnu Sharma.


    1. Thank you, Cheryl for enjoying the story and pic. I had heard the first part long ago. I added the second part from my side to make it presentable and meaningful.😊💖

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