Green Peace

Cool Coolie - Poem by Green Peace

Turbaned head
Red and white clothed
Benignly asks
'Should I help? '
To reach the
r i g h t
The train is on time
Arriving on platform number one
He covers long distances
Spots the compartment
Carries the load
Undisturbed, untroubled, unrisked
Keeps the luggage
Takes his fee
How noble service!
Humble obeisance
No orders, no requests, no curse, no advices
Benevolently appears
Helps the mass
Unasked, unanswered
To reach the destination
Bears the weight solely
But nameless duty
His unique dignity.

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (10/18/2008 6:29:00 AM)

    Good write...a good observation there...a poetic response to a service rendred...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Sathyanarayana M V SSathyanarayana M V S (10/8/2008 9:30:00 AM)

    Good poem. But did u ever see Railway porters in Chennai or Trivendrum R.S.
    U will sure write another longer poem cursing them

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 5, 2008

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