That man

vikas chandra

That man who trudges down the asphalt lines, sifting the sundry remains of the day
Like a bottled-up shadow in a stunted world, from the townsfolk why he shies away

That man who lays a million blocks to tend the edifices of posterity to new statures
Is himself wedged in a cramped gap with no substance, just repulsive caricatures

That man who stands at passageways pulling flaps for uncaring passers-by
Is he unsettled by the notion that he is a “nobody” as their snobby looks decry?

That man who scours the privies and lives a dismal life in grime
Distanced from masses, spurned by himself, a soul shrouded in odious slime

That man who crafts the sparkle of life with his sweat immersed in soil
Failed by regimes and destiny, forgotten for all the hallowed toil

That man who pushes the papers and gets the dealings done
“Why he merits…

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