Geetha Jayakumar

Gold Star - 9,229 Points (Kerala Palakkad)

Just One Repair! - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

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

After much
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

Next day all came
At excatly 10am
Had tea, breakfast with chit chats
Work started around 11.30 am
Its tea and biscuits at
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 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!

© 2014.

Geetha Jayakumar.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note...Story....My Imagination...

Comments about Just One Repair! by Geetha Jayakumar

  • Freshman - 573 Points Silvi Tripathy (9/16/2013 8:22:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, It's the reality.I liked it. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,284 Points Robinson (9/16/2013 1:27:00 AM)

    May be fiction ... but based on fact. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 38 Points Lucifera Santez (9/16/2013 1:13:00 AM)

    nice one, liked it.
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 227 Points Vipins Puthooran (9/15/2013 3:25:00 PM)

    the routine of modern workers/ excellent penning! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,989 Points 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,127 Points Kee Thampi (9/15/2013 8:49:00 AM)

    life is really worth to keep normal...only wise decisions..... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,276 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,910 Points Dave Walker (9/15/2013 6:32:00 AM)

    A great story, we all must learn the meaning of the word patient. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 1, 2014

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