Monday, November 14, 2011

Loaded Minds


Nothing depicts Mumbai better, than a photograph of ongoing construction, posted by Blogger friend Magiceye, as part of his Mumbai Daily : Monochrome Mania series posts.

The irony is, that in the big hurry to build homes , we continue to create more homeless, comprising those, who are brought in from the far away villages, to labour at these construction sites....and thereby hangs a bag of worries, hopes, and fears,  on these ambitious spikes, that continue to aim higher, and higher, and higher ....


(photo by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)
Some legends
in a race,
minds spiked with
desperate ambition
to get
a
bigger,
higher,
taller,
richer
abode,
to look down
in blind victory
on others
scrounging below.

And the homeless,
construction laborer,
with a roof
in the village back home,
slogs in the city,
carrying his
fears,
ambitions,
hunger,
and worries,
stuffed in a bag ,
hung open to the elements
on the 25th floor
where he works,
hoping
Someone Up There
in the sky
looks out for him....

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful! And perfect for Deepak's photo! You are so talented!!

    sylvia

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