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Poetry By: Shweta

THis is a tribute to all factory working people...their hard work is commendable and suffering is just what needs condolece

Submitted:Jun 14, 2010    Reads: 755    Comments: 14    Likes: 4   

The Working People


Curse the people, who say,

Change is the only constant, don't fray.


Life's been always the same,

It's not interesting like a chess game.


Dulled with monotonous day,

With little time to lay.


Days devoured by the factory,

Lives shackled by the machinery.


Advancing one more step to the grave,

Shorting the days of their lives as slaves.


Wrangling with themselves as they work,

Every bit of accumulated energy being sucked.


No innovative ideas ever streamed through their minds,

Only occupied by the heavy hum as that of trains.


Life's been always like that,

Grimy, greasy, stinky and matt.


Only delight on which life delicately sustained,

Was the evening when supper and rest awaited.


Sinking eyes once again glittered,

Oil-smeared faces lit and glistened.


Respectable married ones longed for their family,

Privileged bachelors resorted to ale anxiously.


Their tired bodies go into deep slumber,

Dead still not even daring to lumber.


Feeling of complacency killing all life-long desire,

Awaiting eagerly to be kindled by any angel of fire.


Romancing through the slippery night,

Just to wake up and start another day's fight.


Eyes protruding and bodies crumpled,

Faces grimaced and hair rumpled.


Scuttling out of their little grey houses,

Like a hoard of frightened cockroaches.


Basking in the crisp and dusty air of dawn,

Huddling towards the factory out of the town.


Lives sacrificed in serving the so- called privileged people,

With certain solicitude, officialdoms call them: THE WORKING PEOPLE.


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