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Lurking Monster

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Prasad Nataraj
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since 05-29-2008
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Bangalore,India


0 posted 07-18-2008 06:52 AM       View Profile for Prasad Nataraj   Email Prasad Nataraj   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Prasad Nataraj's Home Page   View IP for Prasad Nataraj

This beast is lurking around,
The streets of the world,
Big wide streets, small town,
Miseries and sorrows he unfurled.

He spares no one,
From poor layman, the rich men,
You cannot escape, cannot run,
He doesn’t live in a den.

Sophisticated, modern and skilled,
He kills none using his jaws,
Yet he still kills till his thirst is fulfilled,
Not punished by any laws.

Now who is this beast?
Aren’t you eager to know?
On his prey how does he feast?
Please read below.

His stories in newspapers I read,
On news channels I see,
He causes stock markets to bleed,
Now a job there is no guarantee.

The eatables prices rocketing sky high,
Job cuts, people unable to pay remaining debts,
Another reason people found to die,
For these actions of his, he never regrets.

Real estate prices falling low,
Cost of living increasing day by day,
Investments are really slow,
In nightmares many live today.

How can we tame this beast?
How do we escape his claws?
Small savings each day at least,
Over spending was the cause.

Did you guess him right?
He is mans own, yes our own creation,
To this monster I dedicate this write,
He is none other than, our dear inflation
© Copyright 2008 Prasad Natarajan - All Rights Reserved
Musel
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since 07-17-2008
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1 posted 07-18-2008 06:58 AM       View Profile for Musel   Email Musel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Musel

well forst of all welcome to the forum,, i really enjoyed the poem,, at forst i thought you were talking about the Fed reserve, opr bush,, or even death,, so it was a nice twist at the end,, little old inflation... nice and well delivered
Marchmadness
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since 09-16-2007
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2 posted 07-18-2008 06:17 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I'm afraid we're going to see more of that monster than we care to in the coming years.
Well written, Prasad.
                                Ida
XGarapanX
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since 06-19-2008
Posts 1416
Rekjavik Iceland


3 posted 07-18-2008 06:23 PM       View Profile for XGarapanX   Email XGarapanX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit XGarapanX's Home Page   View IP for XGarapanX

Let's attack it with nukes!

·´~`·­»Garapan«­·´~`·

Robert E. Jordan
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4 posted 07-18-2008 07:08 PM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Prasad,

This is well done, with great end rhymes.  As far as the economy goes, there's always something going wrong.

Bobby
Prasad Nataraj
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5 posted 07-19-2008 04:35 AM       View Profile for Prasad Nataraj   Email Prasad Nataraj   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Prasad Nataraj's Home Page   View IP for Prasad Nataraj

Hi Musel, thank you for the welcome, please accept my welcome too. I am happy you liked the twist; I feel poetry should also be like modern art, give readers something to imagine.
Prasad Nataraj
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Hi Ida, I know that monster as caused much damage already, for the coming years I wonder that else is in store. Thank you for your comments.
Prasad Nataraj
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Hi Garapan, yes lets attack him.lets go…
Prasad Nataraj
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Hi Bobby, I totally agree you economy is like the game of snake and ladder, the financial head roll the dice and the people are the pawns. Deflation, inflation and many others the snakes. Thank you for you kind words. Thank you so much. Prasad
Earl Brinkman
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9 posted 04-14-2010 03:26 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I know that this may come as a surprise but inflation can actually be a good thing.  In Japan we have experience deflation for the last 15 to 20 years.  Without inflation the economy cannot grow.  So lets call inflation a misunderstood monster.
 
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