santhana louis

Rookie - 12 Points (21.06.1953 - Tea-time poetry over a hot cup of tea - / Tiruchirapalli - simple verses, poems for all ages)

WORKING CLASS - ZINDABAD


WORKING CLASS - ZINDABAD

She is a working lady, intelligent graduate,
not a white-collar post, nor a BPO
or of fatty pay in a public sector
no well-laid, centrally cooled posh outfit
canteens to refresh or free-bees to count upon
no unions to protect -
or the day would pass
by the mere ticking of the clock,
Irrespective of the man-hours lost
or spells of maternity rests
with guaranteed pay packets,
no choice of leave, sources of loans
no yearly bonus or incentive for extra work load
or has any weapon or rights
for stoppage of work, at the slightest issues.

She is a hard working lady, with a burden to care
a family of four, father and mother are daily wagers
determined, sweaty, untiring, poor, fair sex
ten hours together, in a accountants' firm
machine-like and non-stop, for the last six long years
with no increments, murmur or tears
for a stagnant wage of Rs.6.500 per month
yet, she keeps Rs. 500 aside
for an uncertain marriage of self
with lot of dreams of an honourable husband

If I were one of those magical gods
Would come to her rescue by a new ‘avtar'
as the most lovable, kind, honest match
to be in service, to this ‘restless, serene flower'

Louis Santhana

Submitted: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (WORKING CLASS - ZINDABAD by santhana louis )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. A Coat, William Butler Yeats
  8. November, Thomas Hood
  9. You Being Born, Brian Jones
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]