SONNET: “Money”

The money hook


Let money be thy servant, not Master;
So, put thy wealth in use for mankind’s sake;
Let progress come for fellowmen, faster;
What profits come if genuine, thou may take.

The money-needs of life on earth are small;
Money begets money and vices too;
But money cannot solve our problems all;
Let money not cause misconduct in you.

What use is money kept as coins and notes?
Banks lend their money so that they may grow;
Money cannot purchase all honest votes;
For money’s sake, hardships, we undergo.

How many pairs of shoes, your feet will need?
Let excess money try to others feed.

by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,



Dr. A. Celestine Raj Manohar M.D., a.k.a. Dr. John Celes

An accomplished and dedicated medical practitioner, medical teacher and the Dean of a Medical College at Perundurai (Erode, Tamil Nadu, India), and a prolific poet.
He has written over 1500 Shakespearean sonnets. His poems, sonnets, acrostics and many other sub-genres – all come with a message for humanity, profound spirituality and heart-felt concerns for his fellow beings and nature.





4 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    I believe this about money as well! It is sad that ALL wars are caused by greed and the love of money!


  2. yes, and poverty in the world should have been eradicated so long ago! There is abundance in the world , there is plenty to go around. Instead, we prefer to throw away produce so we can keep the prices up…for profit, and exhaust our natural resources, leaving the oceans empty, an our earth depleted…


  3. beautiful truth and I needed it! thank you!


  4. I am glad to hear that! 😉


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