The road downhill
Winding snake-like, creeps
Making me want to just throw up
I shudder as I hurtle down
Deep gorges and valleys
Tight, I shut my eye.
Bumping over potholes
Aching back and numb mind
Eyes sleepless, red with rubbing
A rumbling belly drives me on
That's all I can think of now!
Piercing through the darkness
Twin swathes of light beam the way
Don't know what lies beyond
Just pitch darkness, not that I care
I close my eyes into a dreamless sleep
Tired and weary, it's bliss for a while
Thrown and thrashed by jolts
I wake up with a start, to drift again
Somewhere down the road, the bumps cease
And I wake up in my favorite fantasy
Here I am in the big bad city!
I gaze up in disbelief
Towering high, in the skies above
Glistening in the sun, my eyes squint
I shade them with my cupped palm
My ears get used to the un-nerving din
The wail, cries and roar of the multitude
Voices crying to be heard
Louder and louder the wails
I hold my nose as the stench invades
Rotting dreams or putrid flesh?
The city smells of unwashed hopes
Of a million dreams of sweet success
I swing my rucksack on to my back
My knees buckle, yet I do not fall
Steady on my feet, I take those steps
Into the crowds, I lose myself!