If He Has No Wealth – Magtymguly Pyragy

If He Has No Wealth
A fine young man will not have fame,
If he has no wealth or status,
A downcast man will accomplish no work,
If he does not go crazy about it.
If a man has no children,
His name will be forgotten after death,
The spark in the heart won’t get ignited,
If there is no intention at the onset.
Weed-eating birds will never hunt,
A man of no trade can’t make ends meet;
There is no place in the community,
For the one who has no intelligence.
It is good to move into a new place,
And to fill with carpets a home’s most prominent places.
People not fully involved in their lives
Are good only in their graves.
Magtymguly, the one with his head on his shoulders,
Won’t feel awkward, neither in battle nor at dinner;
But their meals will be too salty and their enemies will be too strong,
If their friends are not faithful.
Magtymguly Pyragy
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