Garbage Picker

Garbage dump. Man inside.
What life. Poor life. Low life.
At least work for living.
Me. Few. No work. Who poorer?
We run. We earn. We burn.
Money thus got, feed our child’s wants.
What cost? What burden? Is child happy?
What security? What cost? Happiness?
Learn Hard. Childhood lost.
Earn fast. Life lost.
You don’t stop. Stop the clock. At least slow.
Give chance. Yourself first. That man next.
I work. You work. He works.
Not in Debris. But in hubris.
Not word, action. Tear down, not buildings, but mountains.
From higher plateau and slower pace,
smaller yet happier mountains may rise again.


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