Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 29, 2017

Things not gold! ==========================~by Ramasubba Rao Gandikota


 

 

Things not gold!
==========================

It is the accustomed
Little world of craving;
Wanton ways of pleasure
And the wasted time
And the rise and fall of empires
That make ethics
Out of sands
And seek shadows
Of a receding golden age!
And the idle ambition is busy
With making hay
While royal power holds sway!
And there are the glittering sides
To things not gold,
To lure the vain over-reachers,
Kicking dust of ambition!
And luxury-loving kings,
Neglecting State, impoverish
Themselves and the common man!

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