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Third Class Travel



Crowded Train

Third Class Travel

(based on Third Class in Indian Railways by Mahatma Gandhi)

utter confusion
admission beyond
authorized number

no order, no cleanliness
repulsive din and noise
bribes procure comfort

rush of passengers
cannot be stayed
guards push in even more

talk to management at the terminus

unbearable pressure
exhibitions of temper
free fights break-out

foul refreshments
served by dirtier hands
fasting makes the trip better

flies feast on each morsel
wasps do their work
where flies fail

talk to management at the terminus

spiting and smoking
despite protestations
sitting on dirty floors

lying in filth, no benches
continuation of insanitation
undermines health and morality

dumb and helpless
third-class travelers
too afraid to complain

talk to management at the terminus

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Written for: Another Author Tuesday ~ Writing Challenge One  Picture taken from that page.

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