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Theme: Amusement

Monsoon Musings

Monsoon at peak:
Men sucked
Into manholes.

Monsoon at peak:
Clogged drains
Traffic snarls.

Monsoon at peak:
Anticipating it
The bill-keen contractor
Patches up the road
Just the day before.

Monsoon at peak:
Pushing my car
Dripping with sweat.

Monsoon at peak:
Drinking water
And drain
In illicit sex.    

Monsoon at peak:
Dogs and birds
Waiting in starvation
Along with beggars.

Monsoon at peak:
Bespectacled
Wishing
They had wipers.

Monsoon at peak:
Reluctant shutting    
Of doors and windows
And mopping the powerless floor    
In dark suffocation.

Monsoon at peak:
Tickets sold out
Match cancelled.

Monson at peak:
Shopkeepers
Counting raindrops.

Monsoon at peak:
Mother earth
Having bath
To heart’s content.

Monsoon at peak:
Inexpensive honeymoon
For newlyweds.

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03-Jun-2013

More By  :  U Atreya Sarma

Views: 1381     Comments: 7

Comments on this Poem

Comment Great! In your inimitable style you've made us enjoy the monsoon blues. My favourite too is

Monsoon at peak:

bespectacled
wishing
they had wipers.

Because I have often wished that. Thanks for providing this relief.

shernazwadia
03-Jul-2013 12:01 PM

Comment Good ones, Atreya garu. I like the following one:

Monsoon at peak:

bespectacled
wishing
they had wipers.

And my take:

monsoon at peak --
bride in arms the newly wed
breathes her storm

Kumarendra Mallick
05-Jun-2013 01:10 AM

Comment Friends Kingshuk, Seshu & Padmaja, Happy I'm that these drizzly squiggles have amused you. Thank you all.

U Atreya Sarma
04-Jun-2013 15:37 PM

Comment Excellent!

kingshuk
04-Jun-2013 13:55 PM

Comment How I missed this. This speaks about the marriage of underground drinking water pipelines and sewage lines. True picture of civic authorities neglect especially during monsoon. Great Atreya ji.

seshu chamarty
04-Jun-2013 13:27 PM

Comment Excellent Monsoon Musings AtreyaP25. Esp. this one:
Monsoon at peak:
Drinking water
And drain
In illicit sex.

Waterborne diseases during monsoons amply bear this out!

Padmaja Iyengar
04-Jun-2013 12:03 PM

Comment "Monsoon at peak:
Bespectacled
Wishing
They had wipers."
Loved this Atreya. I recollect my biology in school,that frogs have nictitating membrane that cleans its eyes like wipers. Irony is it helps frog only when it is out of water, from dust and other things. Thoughtfully composed lines, and amusing.

Seshu Chamarty
04-Jun-2013 07:46 AM


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