A two-story mansion
was their home
Rich in affluence
they had all in this world

Servants they had
to do everything.
Occasionally beggars came
asking for help.

What is the use/ if you gain the whole world/ but there is no one to love/ and no one loves you? The lesson is obvious/ even to the blind/ People are more important/ than anything else.One day a blind beggar
came by the gate
with his wife
holding his hand.

He got some help
and they walked away
still talking and laughing
holding hands.

The lady of this home
saw them from an upper room
Through the window
she stood, gazing at them.

“I wish I could trade
places with her;
I am so lonely,”
she said to herself.

What is the use
if you gain the whole world
but there is no one to love
and no one loves you?

The lesson is obvious
even to the blind
People are more important
than anything else.

KP Yohannan. “More Important.” Dance Not for Time. GFA Books, 2013, pp. 120-121.

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Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan writes in another poem, “Nothing is more important than love, my friend. Love others, and you will never be alone.” Read the full poem.