Road I Took... by Kumarendra Mallick SignUp
Boloji.com

Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Editor's Choice
Theme: Ecology Share This Page
Road I Took...
by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick
Bookmark and Share
road2.jpg
 


I came to a halt
at a road junction –
one, a eight-lane highway
leading to the city of wonders:
Malls, shopping centres,
zoos, amusement parks,
museums, stadia, aquariums,
Convention centres, opera houses,
Art galleries, and tall buildings
to dent the sky, competing with each other…

That highway I did not take,
instead walked on a narrow path
leading to not-so-thick a forest land
bigger than the biggest city park,
the rolling low hills are the slides,
the creepers are the swings,
and the forest brook is the canal to play.

A deer or two, as if in a zoo
ran from left to right,
voices of peacocks and birds’ chirrups
I could hear at a distance,
a few birds of different shades
flew making line drawings in the sky,
bees and butterflies hopped from flower to flower.

A brook gurgles down
and fishes swim and leap high and low
making an eye-catching aquarium.
Parrots, squirrels and a few monkeys
were eating fruits without hard bargaining,
soft breeze provided soothing air-conditioning.

Sage, I shall not become staying in this jocund company
but for sure, shall breathe life without harming any!

(Inspiration from "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost)

Share This:
Image © Getty Images

July 16, 2012
More By: Dr. Kumarendra Mallick
Views: 1045      Comments: 2

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, Rupradha to signal me the right road to take. Your words are always inspiring to me.

kumarendramallick
07/17/2012 00:46 AM

Comment excellent..Congratz!! U took the right road..

Rupradha
07/16/2012 15:36 PM




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2020 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.