Sunday, October 16, 2011

A poor man's tale

Who will tell the poor man's tale
Un-noticed, story of hope and despair
Silently he melts amongst the thousands
Another day of sweat and toil
His children, wake up to an uncertain future
Unperturbed, they smile knowing dad will deliver
This evening is different
An aching motorbike bears the burden of five
A rare outing on borrowed money
And as he settles down for a spurious drink
His wife cooks a meal that will barely feed
Hungry stomachs and starving minds will go to bed
This story will never make it to any center-spread