The Builder

Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
In the books you will find the names of kings.
Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?*

One did.

Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed
Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir
1953 – 1964

‘History, will you mention us
In your faded scroll?’**

*‘Questions from a worker who reads’ – Bertolt Brecht
**'History' – Nikola Vaptsarov