Coal

For two years I did to work brick kiln job

But then boss he said that no more job

 

Boss got more boys and he let me to go

Because I was girl and I was not strong

 

So then I was sad – because I knew it was now coal

Orangi children do not like work coal job, you see?

 

But if you have no other job still you must to eat

So when I was six I did to start my coal mine job

 

Always the wood beam roof they are so creaky

And you think they might to break and then…

… And then the whole coal mine can collapse

 

But coal boss he said me – no – do not worry little girl

But wood beam is very creaky. Coal mine is very dark.