The Depth of Laziness

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

Three poor men lazy,
Lying in a gangway,
And feeling quite hungry
Were awaiting a passerby

A gentleman of the town
Offered them plantain,
One fruit, for each one,
Just to share from his ten.

“Sir, peel the skin.
Give the fruit portion.
I’ll eat the same then.”
Said the first lazy man.

“Sir, peel the skin.
Put bits of fruits, one by one,
In my mouth wide open,”
Said the second lazy one.

“Sir, peel the skin.
Push the bits, each one,
Inside my throat open,”
Said the third lazy one.

See their endless laziness.
Never show any kindness
To such lazy idiots useless,
Living in a world of madness.

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