Treasure Island

Geetha Jayakumar

(Kerala Palakkad)

Just one repair!


Just one portion of compound
Wall was broken
And I want to get it repaired

After much
Discussion
One person agreed
Along with him were
Five co workers
And agreed to complete
In five days.
Daily wages and
Meals have to be provided
Agreed.

Next day all came
At excatly 10am
Had tea, breakfast with chit chats
Work started around 11.30 am
Its tea and biscuits at 12.pm
Work started
1.30pm lunch
Followed by a nap.
Then 3.30pm
Work resumed.
Followed by tea at 4.30pm
Along with lovely snacks
Work resumed
6.pm tea
Then 6.30pm left home.
Took daily wages and left.

Continued for 10 days
Work not yet over.

Finally upset
I thought I will do it myself
A tough fight followed
Between me and worker.

I came to a decision
Fair for both
I prefer to keep
Compound wall as it is.

Now I learnt how to be patient...


Good bye!

Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/15/2013 10:14:00 AM)

    If Iwould have been there no problem I worked for them but silly political gimic creats more problem its doomed awakening nice sharing it (Report) Reply

  • Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/15/2013 10:10:00 AM)

    You are perfectly right, because the different political parties give every thing free, they say priceless articles.
    The workers need money only for liquor. They work to the contractor sincerely. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/15/2013 7:56:00 AM)

    Geetha, though it's your imagination but it is very much based on reality, not only the laborers, at other places the situation is the same also...(even with the educated workers who are just receiving salary with Tea-breaks, and lunch-breaks...very true! ! ! (Report) Reply

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