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HONOURABLES

Mydavolu Venkatasesha Sathyanarayana Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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HONOURABLES

At eighty he is still a coolie
toiling in paddy lea;
reaping pods and
heaping the seeds.

His sagged muscles working
in wonted harmony
But his brain tired of thought;
of his son who died as a sot; or
of his daughter widowed at twenty past
or his wife pulling weeds at another spot.

He has to carry on this moil; I thought
till death to retain his breath.

Looking at his pitiable plight
a wicked feeling swept my heart.
How great we're in contrast;
honourable servants of the State.

We retire at sixty, in peace.
Take home a lump sum of grant, apiece.
Also a pension for monthly use.
Last but not the least
a T.V and a chair to ease.

All this at what a simple price.
For sleeping forty years in office! ! !

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  1. Date: 5/17/2012 8:52:00 AM
    really a good work

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 12:26:00 PM
    The game of life is a cruel master my friend where there will always be winners and losers. My God teaches me that the meek shall inherit the earth. God Bless.