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City Life for The Masses

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City Life for The Masses

The loo enters during summers,
The chill penetrates in the winters
 
The ceiling leaks during monsoons,
The mosquitoes sting like harpoons
 
Came to the city with many dreams
From the lands of plains, valleys & streams
 
Came to the city, to earn a living, with wishes
The mirage of untold, unforeseen riches
 
(The City) Pulled them into its greedy claws,
Hiding it’s own weaknesses, it’s flaws
 
What have they become here, now?
Forced to make their heads bow,
 
As a driver, sweeper or domestic help
Confined to their lowly class, like a slave’s whelp
 
Ridiculed, raped, beaten, manipulated
Was it in their fate, to be cheated?
 
Were they not happy, in their valleys, their farms?
What drove them to the city, in great swarms?
 
Will they ever go back, escape?
Or will the city life forever hold them agape?

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  1. Date: 4/22/2012 1:46:00 PM

    it was nice stopping by to read your poem today...hope you enjoy it here at poetry soup..keep the good work up....

    Poet Avatar Anon Poet Date: 4/23/2012 12:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot, Prince! I am enjoying here :) Please do check out my other work as well and leave your ratings and comments :)
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 8:01:00 AM

    good work

    Poet Avatar Anon Poet Date: 4/20/2012 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks a lot :)
  1. Date: 4/18/2012 8:09:00 AM

    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Ankush. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

    Poet Avatar Anon Poet Date: 4/18/2012 8:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a lot for your kind words Carol :) please do take a look at my other works as well and leave your rating and comments!
  1. Date: 4/18/2012 6:48:00 AM

    this very touching - your words took me right into the streets. love your work, Ankush regards lancelot hill

    Poet Avatar Anon Poet Date: 4/18/2012 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks a lot, Lancelot :) I would really appreciate it if you could take a look through the rest of my work as well! :)