WDYS # 184 -A Roundup post

People, from young to old

Wearing the yoke and chains of hard labor

Every day is the day to take up the challenge

With sweat and blood, they earn a few coins

What is their reward you ask

It’s only survival from day to day

We celebrate them just one day a year

What about the rest of 364 days?


Fantastic entries again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Shreya; Naina and granny

Lady sighs; WDYS- Harmony

Reena; Labor Day

Maria; Mother’s labour

Pankaj; The water bearer

Diana; Generation gap

Aboli; Labour day

Angela; May women dream

Destiny; # Appreciation #

Jim; No rest for the weary

Michnavs; A mother

Chaya; The balancing act

Eugenia; Labor to savor

Susi; Survival

Di; Watch and learn

Regina; Carrying the needs of others on our backs

Sangeetha; Through

David; Gravity or the force of will

Suzette; Matriarch

Ken; Weight of the World, life giving source

J M Negi; Purposefully yours

Sandy; Hardship

Grace; One of a kind

Usha; International Labor Day- WDYS

Yinglan; Grandmother

Jules; Shazam

Frewin55; Yoke

Indira; For survival

Punam; Her lot

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.




41 thoughts on “WDYS # 184 -A Roundup post

  1. This very much reminds me of the workers who are brought in from other countries (to – name any country -) to do manual labor cheeply. Survival is from day to day. And it is very unfortunate that this type of disadvantage continues to exist.

    May we find the ways and means to give all dignity in their labors.

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  2. Beautiful wish that they were celebrated more…unfortunately too many are looked down upon instead. What a wonderful host of responses to this image! 💞💞💞

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  3. Good question. What about 364 days? People spend thousands on ornaments, entertainment, etc. etc. without bargaining, but when it comes comes to paying a laborer, see how they bargain.


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