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The Laborer and His Owner

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The Laborer and His Owner

Black and white –
His spade always wakes up the dreams
                                          in the sands,
Except when he hugs
                                 the coconut trees ;
Sweat drops decorate his body
                                        under the sun.
His owner, of the same age,
                                  who simply stands
Or simply sits in some shade.
                                    “A blessed man”,
My mind always murmurs.

Now –
In the same coconut grove,
                                 though very aged,
The same laborer decorates his body
                                 with sweat drops.
But in the place of the old owner,
                                         his dear son
Simply stands or simply sits.
                                  Many years after,
My mind murmurs again, “Who
                                  is really blessed ? ”



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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:08:00 PM
    FAb, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:26:00 PM
    Fab though the content is very interesting, the way you are laying out the lines is very distracting from the verse..please think on this and look at it for yourself with the lines layed out a couple of different ways? Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 11:01:00 AM
    I am stopping by your list of poetry to read a poem and thank you for your kind comment on my poetry Fab. It is a pleasure to read your writing. Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 9:33:00 AM
    A super write, Fabiyas! Reminds me of Harry Belafonte Day-O ( Banana Boat ) song. The imagery certainly documents this situation. "Who is really blessed?" is it the labourer, or the one who reaps from the labour? Oh, wishing you well!!! Mikki

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Returning to this one. I really like this one!

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 12:27:00 AM
    Excellent write, Fabiyas! It reminds me an old song, in another country, in another language...thanks for the memories. Great piece. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 7:52:00 PM
    your poems are always deep and philosophical, Fabiyas. I enjoyed the images of this one.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 6:31:00 AM
    While stopping by to read your wonderful poetry I want to say thank you for the kind comments you have left on mine. I hope you have a beautiful weekend and find it full of inspiration Fab. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 10:48:00 PM
    Please please let everyone know when your book is released....inquiring minds want to know... :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 3:29:00 PM
    That is really a tough question...The son should be respectful and at least help the father..Enjoyed reading this afternoon...Thanks for stopping by..Sara

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    Date: 3/17/2012 11:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you,Sara.The laborer and the owner were of same age.The owner led a comfortable life and never worked and sweated in his life.He simply watched everything.Diabetes and many related diseases attacked him.He is no more.But the laborer still works on.............