Trapped by Life

unnammed“WORK – If all wealth is gained from it, how come the wealthy never have to do it?”
This is the question I keep asking myself when I see workers toiling in unforgivable conditions.
The temperature today was 42C plus and it was unbearable to be out in the sun. Walking a few score feet to the car from the confines of our home was a Herculean task but here I see a construction worker – tired, exhausted, thirsty and hungry, looking out from within scaffolding at a building under construction.
Sadly, most such workers come thousands of miles from home in the Sub Continent to earn enough money so that their families could have a fairly comfortable existence. More sad is the fact that many of them travel across the proverbial seven seas in search of greener pastures but find themselves getting trapped in a never-ending rigmarole of bondage, debt and greed.
This picture more or less captures the blue-collared workers’ lives in this part of the world!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. hbhatnagar says:

    One Urdu couplet always occurs to me when someone talks about money and poverty.
    “Ameeron ko izzat-o-iqbaal do
    Gareebon ko Firdaus pe taal do”

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      1. hbhatnagar says:

        Not mine, but I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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