What can be as strong as this?
What can be as powerful as this?
Huge monster using its skill,
moving its iron muscles at our will.
Sweating out oil as it toils,
the magic of labour cannot be spoiled.
Long and shining arms of metal rods,
moving boulders, yet so gentle.
The sure-fingered rods that never miss,
watching it work is bliss.
Slave of man with no other need,
without any fatigue, working as per our wish.
It lives to earn its master’s bread,
for its maker, profits it adds.
What can be as obedient as this?
What can be as loyal as this?
Kanishka Gupta, 12 years