The poor man stood by the window bound,
By the fire within the splendid abode.
The moon smiled as the snow fell all around,
And winter on the midnight rode.
The sky was dark and the earth snow-white,
The man stood still and said " only if I had enough!"
He turned at the sound of footsteps into the silent night,
There was a man dressed in rags but was sturdy and tough.
"Enough" laughed the mysterious man as his voice echoed
"I shall grant you - enough - if that is all you need"
"It is indeed!" said the poor man as he unwillingly bowed
"For that walk behind me as I lead!"
They came upon a homeless naked man and said,
"Tell us ; O miserable man! What is enough?"
"A pair of clothes and a loaf of bread !"
Replied the homeless naked man" And that my friend is enough!"
They came upon a limbless man and inquired,
"Tell us, O unhappy man ! What is enough?
" A pair of limbs if I acquired!"
Replied the limbless sad man" that o noble men ! is enough".
They came upon a wild spirit and asked ,
"Tell us , O wise spirit ! What is enough?
"Give back my body in which beneath the sun I basked!"
Replied the wild spirit" That O mortal men! is enough".
"Stop!" said the poor man " Stop , for now I know
"Human beings are never going to have enough"
"For in them desires , lust and greed grow!"
The man in rags smiled" There! My friend you have now your - enough!"