A Construction Worker

Construction Worker

Keeping away his jackhammer and
Shovel;
Thirsty; sweaty and dirty,
The taciturn worker;
Remains ruminating;
About his existence of the world.

*

Late night footsteps
Across the street,
Rusting components;
Crane necks girders and,
Steel bones in moonlight, remind him
Of project shelved, fenced off and unfinished.

*

Tight lipped and staring,
He wonders about the world around him.
While shrugging off the cold,
He puts his shirt back on,
And the echoes of his daydreams
Touch a humming static on his skin.

*

As he watches the people distantly,
He wonders at his fate;
His forever war with the wages offered,
Unfulfilled dreams and the blatant apathy of the contractor.
Why was he put here?
To follow in the footsteps of the construction worker..!

—–XxXxX—–

© All Rights Reserved.
©Ranjeeta Nath Ghai,  Atrangi Zindagi Ka Safar, 2016.

Follow my writings on #yourquote

From The Admin’s Desk

Do you want to capture the blog world?
Feel free to send in your work for a guest post to be featured here.

We at ‘Atrangi Zindagi Ka Safar’ know that encouragement can make you do wonders.
We also know that you can be lifted from where you are to the highest rung of the social ladder.

Spreading miles and miles of smiles is our KRA (Key Result Area).
Intricately woven around this is our passion to promote the quality writing for everybody to enjoy.

We want to make this site the best place for you to spend most of your time;
a site that brings sunshine into your life; that puts smiles on your face; that makes you happy. We want to be available to hold your hand and journey with you as you grow along with us.

So what are you waiting for?
Send your material for guests posts at atrangizindagieksafar@yahoo.com.
For details on what you can post read Guests Aboard

ADMIN
Ranjeeta Nath Ghai
‘Atrangi Zindagi Ka Safar’

image courtesy google and charcoal paintings by atrangizindagieksafar.com

17 thoughts on “A Construction Worker

  1. Love ❤️ those sketches.. and a beautiful poetry capturing the mind of a construction 🔨 worker…

    Congrats 🍾🎊🎈🎉

    About your book 📚.. must feel very rewarding with the accomplishment… ..

  2. A word about the construction worker’s wife (also a construction worker) would have completed your description of the life of a construction worker. The most exploited woman – both by her husband and also the contractor.

Like. Comment. Follow. Inspire. Subscribe now...

%d bloggers like this: