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Another Day Another Dollar

October 18th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Back in 2005 (June 24th to be precise) I was talking to Poonam when she said “Another day another dollar” and this is what i wrote… Its the most depressing thing i have written though πŸ˜‰

Another day another dollar
that’s all my life is now
work nite and day for that extra dollar

Another day another dollar
all I wanted was a wife and a beautiful daughter

Another day another dollar
all I want is a loving arm round my collar

Days went by turned into years
got caught in the race
that extra dollar was all I chased

I wonder what I hv got except an empty life
inspite of everything the dollar has bought

Another day another dollar
wish I looked around
laughed a little more
let my greed not take over for that extra dollar
now I am here all alone with nothin but that dollar

No where to go nothing to do
one life one chance I had I blew

Another day another dollar
dont make me glad
waiting for death to get me and set me free.

At the moment this is reality for lot of us… hope we are able to break free.


Tags: Poems

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nikhil Singh // Oct 18, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Hehe, as Pink Floyd would say “the sun is the same, in a relative way but you’re older…”. I guess time’s both a curse a blessing; we’ve got such a fixed notion of what “being/growing old” means, that we’re always tensed about the future, brooding about the past, and in the bargain – missing out on the present. We forget what inspires us, and go astray too damn often.

    I guess breaking the cycle, and seeing that we’re still alive and kicking is the only way to get rid of the melancholy. It’s never too late to do all the things we really wanted to, I guess πŸ™‚ … and the extra dollar never hurts :P…


  • 2 (:Sids:) // Oct 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Oye, taking into account the life expectancy today you are barely finished with 1/3 of your life! Plenty of life to go and it is full of snakes and ladders and wouldn’t be too long before you are out of the gut of the snake πŸ™‚ Here’s my recipe for you: Take a couple of days off, travel by the ST, go off to the beach, buy a vada pav and a can of coke, soak yourself in the shade of the sun and read old copies of mandrake the magician! You should be back writing happy poetries…

  • 3 Manan // Oct 19, 2008 at 1:13 am

    The dollar I chase and shall chase.

  • 4 Reeteshinator // Oct 19, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Man, that sounds very :S

    Hope I dont go all out for that dolla, will try earning 50Cents sometimes and 2 dollars the other. Making time for other things.

    But you can too, maybe do something like that?

  • 5 vivek khandelwal // Oct 19, 2008 at 8:49 am

    wats up with u ..
    starting with Kavita’s n all
    though nice stuff.:D

  • 6 Monica // Oct 20, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    how about another day another dinnar now? :-p
    But one has to make a choice between family and carrer/money at some point in life.

  • 7 ankita // Oct 20, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    jiju……not posting a comment here.when u read this ping me.ill tell u whts on my mind

  • 8 shilpa // Oct 20, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Why to wait for ‘Another day another dollar’ See what you have Today few caring people who are more than Dollar

  • 9 Naveed // Oct 20, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Don’t chase for Dollar go for Euro, Dollars rate r down now πŸ˜‰

  • 10 Aslam Memon // Oct 20, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    yes it is something related to many of us.. and its awesome

  • 11 Loknath Swain // Oct 20, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Congrats ! Kunal , I had not seen your poetry earlier. You are also a poet ! yahah !!!! Get ready with a poetry for next Barcamp Mumbai – BCM5 !!!!

  • 12 Laura aka Sunshine // Oct 21, 2008 at 3:51 am

    That is quite depressing Kunal!

    Remember – it is never too late! You are still young. Maintaining a work life balance is one the hardest things in life, but money is not everything and is not what makes you happy – so make a conscious change TODAY!

  • 13 Aanchal Kripalani (Reshma) // Oct 22, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Hey Kunal thats DEEP! WOW. But i guess its been a while since you’ve written that & hope things are better now.
    Well ! All i would say is life is short, so enjoy to the fullest & dont let the little happy moments pass you by.
    “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter, don’t mind and those who mind, don’t matter.” πŸ˜‰

  • 14 Jay // Oct 29, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Hello Kunal, Great Work – I don’t agree with most of the comments posted here. Whatever you have written is true for most of the us, at least living in the US. But, Monica has pointed out correct. I lived in the US for 12 years chasing that $$$$ but now am back in Aamchi Mumbai πŸ™‚ hoping for the best. Take Care and Good Luck !!!

  • 15 meetu // Nov 15, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    You should watch Dasvidaniya. It reflects a similar philosophy. Encourages you to think about what you really want out of life πŸ™‚

  • 16 Bindi Mehta // Mar 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I hope God blesses you with a beautiful daughter some day who will change your words and world.

  • 17 Annkur // Apr 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Kunal… Have you seen the last lecture video?

    I have never writeen a poem but this is something I read when I was in School:

    “if what you are, is what you have and what you have is lost? then who are you?”

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