A Call to Bankruptcy

A Call to Bankruptcy


The purse

That bursts with weight,

That tinkles with coins,

That buys lands and builds,

Whose children yet starve

And lay unclad

In ill weather,

Whose currency flows

In stagnant currents

To none but his mouth alone.


The mind

That exalts the self

Worthier of honour

Above the rest

Of one’s kind,

What misdemeanour


A foot in one’s pride – darkened path,

To trip, to strip, to maim, to shame.


The soul

Placed in the hands of vice,

A wager – forfeited –

To sate the yearnings

Of life’s flesh

And of one moment

Eternally lived.


The hand

That plows alone,

That lifts alone,


Not the accord of league

With another well-meaning,

But holding

The dagger that stabs

A friend’s back.


The male

Too manly

– By his own reckoning –

To fall in love,

Too lacking in affection,

Too light of courage

To be a man

Of true strength


The heart

That pumps

Not the blood of purpose,

That beats

But not that the quick might dance

To the question:

“What shall I achieve



The eye

That sees

Not the promise

In the rising of the

morning star,

That looks

To the ills of the past

And never to

The splendour of


When the morrow comes,

Which would you rather

Not be?

Be bankrupt of all above,

I say,

And bid fear give way to faith,

And live

The life you are destined to.

10 thoughts on “A Call to Bankruptcy” by Admin2 (@admin2)

  1. Nice poem! Its poetic structure:
    The purse

    The mind

    The soul

    Is quite interesting. Well, I would rather not be anyone.
    Keep it up!

  2. @Emmanuelpro, be not! Thanks for your comment.

  3. @Chime221, I can here you thinking.
    ‘Hmmmmmm.’ Wait a minute…..What are you thinking?

    1. Well, I was thinking that †ђξ poem reads nice.
      Then, I was also thinking that lines like these:
      The purse…

      The mind…

      The soul…

      The eye… etc………should be punctuated like:

      The purse…

      The mind…

      The soul…

      The eye… Bla bla bla.
      For easier catching of breath and sense making, thereby bringing out †ђξ whole beauty that †ђξ poem has.
      My thought though.

  4. You are a good poet. One of the best on this site. So far all your works are hype.

    Well done.

  5. Nice work, good connection bwt your ideas.

  6. @Chime221, now I know what ‘hmmmmmmm’ means. Thanks for your thought.
    Read it and stay alive o!
    Read it in such a way that you have time to breathe o!
    I beg if you.
    Thanks for your comment.

  7. O, @Hymar, from your lips!
    I’m honoured to know you think so of my writing.
    Thank you very much.
    I’ll try to sleep this night…when my head ‘de-swells.’LOL.
    Thanks again.

  8. @RonaldBellaz, thank you for dropping by and leaving your thoughts. Your thoughts are cherished.

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