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Road I Took...

by Dr. Kumarendra Mallick
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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)

Image © Getty Images

16-Jul-2012

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Comments on this Poem

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

kumarendramallick
17-Jul-2012 00:46 AM

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

Rupradha
16-Jul-2012 15:36 PM


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