Pedaling Hard on Hard Roads
A three narrow tiered buggy
pulled by a bony skin covered Middle aged Men appeared in olden days....
He calling "Richshaw Wala".
The appetite demands them pulling a three tiered pedicab
so to be called bread winner to their blood
They are trooped like in a war standing in crowded trafficking
A thin skin body holding on a tub of local cigar in light keep waiting
for customers with empty stomach.
Some at a time, Fat one in mood of hurry journey in competent with their weight
seated on buggy.. A man pulled his strength pedaling to destination,
One for incompetence long walking and another for competent to appetite of family,
A few numbered Middle aged men paved their life on pulling a few miles a day for gratifying a Rupee.
Repeat pulls filling the siblings stomach with bread and butter
With body strength pulling some miles a day away hunger their family
He works like a labor Ant up to late nights coming home.
Tired Body longs for liqueur lips,
Almost of all under intoxication of palm water
Most of them caught in glass of alcohol
Their Rupee reaches for relief by end of the day.
Auto mobile revaluation dematerialized Richshaw...
Man pulled non motored buggy left for history in history
They remain silent aside rust of scrap,
science bore Autos on roads rushing with motor
Fading pedicab non motored buggy buried in abstract years
Knowing the pain of Labor Ant for family
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OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on August 10, 2020:
“left for history in history”, I love this phrase. Good work.