Bai is there : Three Line Tales, Week 94

Life did not treat her fair, working day and night as a maid and a family to take care
Even if she was sick, she had to work to earn her wages so that her children could eat
Water tap running dry, no issues, to carry water from the well Bai* is there

photo by Scott Umstattd via Unsplash


 

* Bai (or didi etc.) – a generic name by which maids are called in many Indian households

Three Line Tales-Week 94

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Day of Reckoning : Three Line Tales, Week 92

Sparkling lights, burning bright, lighting up the sky, hopes are high

Million strong, hoping to right the wrong, shouting we belong

Darkness underneath all encompassing, it’s still too far for the day of reckoning

photo by gn dim via Unsplash


Three Line Tales-Week 92

Tears beneath the Glare:Three Line Tales, Week 79


photo by Arnaud Mesureur via Unsplash

Glare of the bright lights and hoorahs mask the pain and tears behind masochistic mask
Modern day gladiators march on to their untimely demise for the pot of gold
While emperors play the fiddle paying lip services to cavernous greed of the proletariat


ThreeLineTales: Week 79

Their Place In Sunshine Today: Three Line Tales, Week 68

three line tales week 68: a whole bunch of graduates at their graduation ceremonyphoto by Faustin Tuyambaze via Unsplash

Sea of freshly minted humanity unfurling waves of radiant hope for a rosy future

Let them enjoy their fifteen minutes of fame and their place in sunshine today

Before the world comes crashing down, robbing their innocence and trading their souls


TLT Week 68