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Posted on: June 22, 2012

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On my way to office

One wintry day

In the early hours of morning

The streets wear a deserted look

I sight

A rickshaw puller, or two

Out on the road

In search of the elusive passenger

On my way to office

On a summer day

In the early hours of morning

Having suffered a bout of load shedding

And non functioning inverter the previous night

I sight

A lady sleeping with her son

Besides her blissfully

Outside her slum dwelling

Out in the open

Besides her small iron making unit

Mercury rising

For a handful

Dangling from high rises

To add gloss to the swanky buildings

Bereft of necessary precautions beneath

A fall would ensure instant death

Fixing knotty connections on electrical poles

Where thousands of volts surges through the lines

A mistake can end life and ruin family

Non complainingly

Facing an unjust system

Exuding optimism in a scenario of doom

Fighting the odds

Bravely of everyday need

Unsung heroes in life

Thy keep the nation

Running and working.

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