Lungi-clad Sweaty Invalids

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Where were they?
Where had my poor friends gone?
Why had they left this leafy shed?

How did they vanish, my friend?
I don’t know, don’t ask me.
Why did they vanish?
I can’t tell, friend, don’t ask me…

Once, our town boasted of these
Lungi-clad sweaty invalids
And in the sun and rain
They wheeled, and with them
We wheeled too

Now, they are a lost case,
Speed people need,
Defeated without a fight,
Huddled in a pen and
Tourists visit them on holiday
Their death wish is fulfilled,
Satisfied, some eat corn,
Others ice and cream.

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Abu Siddik

Abu Siddik

It's all about the unsung , nameless men and women around us. I try to portray them through my tales. I praise their undying suffering and immaculate beauty. And their resilience to life's vicissitudes, oddities, and crudities I admire. They are my soulmates who inspire me to look beyond the visible, the known, the common facade of the educated and the intellectuals.

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