What I (don’t) Miss…

I like the rain, the seductive wind that follow and the water-logging,
Filth and mud that get entangled in the shoe, the frogs nagging;
Concrete disciplined lanes and flyovers, I don’t miss you!

I like the small-town roads and the dim street lights that lit them up,
Lazy bicycles, rickshaws, bikes and a few old-fashioned cars;
Gaudy Audis and BMWs, I don’t miss you!

I like the small store my mother takes me to, to buy me the new-year gift,
The genuine smile on that seller’s face, the excitement that makes him drift;
Colossus shopping malls and fake greetings at branded stores, I don’t miss you!

I like the dispute with neighbors, the noisy quarrels over minor issues,
Next day the bowl of the fish I don’t get to eat that they offer me;
Neighbors with false courtesy, I don’t miss you!

I like the stairs that lead up to my room,
Not a tiring scale, a refreshing one- I tell you;
Elevators and escalators, I don’t miss you!

I like the food at home, they are delicious and I tend to overeat,
The love and care that goes in to cooking them, the hands that feed me;
Fake aroma at a McD table, forks and spoons, I don’t miss you!

I like the poverty, the honesty and the genuineness,
The feeling of being at home, surrounded by those who care for you,
Mirages of luxury and comfort, I don’t miss you!

10 comments:

  1. very nice poem yaar... :)
    simple luxuries of life.. which we miss out for the fake ones!

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  2. Well...thanx fr calling it a poem...some feel d lines in a poem must end in a rhyme....my vocab is weak...so, I call this a poem...he he...

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  3. why did u change ur name for this blog??

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  4. Either unavailability of name or my technical inability....I would like to believe it's the former.....

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  5. sandy getting bored of consumerism!!!
    now he wants to embrace socialism??

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  6. I wud like to embrace neither...but unknowingly I m yielding to the former....

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  7. pagol pagol.....ki likchis be...

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