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Dubai
The mushroom city
Of time in fast motion

Dubai
A dreamer’s extravaganza
On man’s unquenchable ambition

Dubai
Yesterday’s barren expanse
Now a mirage growing unto heaven

A kaleidoscopic phantasmagoria
Of colours, glitter, light
Pomp, speed and wealth
All mounted together
On a speeding roller-coaster

Life a mere spectator
Standing aside unsure
An unwitting witness
Lame, insecure on its crutches

The play goes on and on
Ephemeral, transient
Spread all over, iridescent
On a boundless billboard
Eternal, impersonal 

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October 07, 2012
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Views: 1198      Comments: 7

Comments on this Poem

Comment So fantastic! , Saheb ji.

truth seeker
03/05/2014 07:54 AM

Comment nice poem

expecting one of ahmmadi

anwar
10/22/2012 00:22 AM

Comment Dear Elayappa,
Nice to see your poem. Keep visiting us and Dubai and keep writing. See you soon.
Regards
SP
Shah-rukh-Padayappa

Padayappa.
10/11/2012 20:42 PM

Comment Namaste PGR Sir, Milind-ji and Madhavan Kutty-ji. Immense thanks. Your words are indeed reassuring.

madathilnair
10/11/2012 01:16 AM

Comment You description of the city as a "kaleidoscopic phantasmagoria" is indeed apt. The whole poem indeed showcase the surreal aspects of the city and its splendor. The poem is replete with beautiful imageries!

pgrnair
10/10/2012 23:34 PM

Comment Nair Sahab, great poem! Keep it up. I miss u and I miss the Writer's Forum meetings in Kuwait.

Milind Chaubal
10/10/2012 08:31 AM

Comment Dear Rajetten

Beautiful poem.A befitting tribute to Dubai.

"Life a mere spectator
Standing aside unsure
An unwitting witness
Lame, insecure on its crutches"

Indeed !!
Thanks very much.Hope to hear more from you,
with love and prayers
Madhavankutty

madhavankutty
10/10/2012 07:01 AM




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