Theme: Journey

My Journey - Part I

I recollect the road journey of my heyday,
About two hundred km commute that day,
Not a rational travel to Adoni* by any say,
The itinerary being rugged half the way.

The APSRTC** rests its frequent jerks and jolts,
With its seats being the slingshots and catapults,  
Off the knee-deep and neck-breaking patches,
All travails… on the Road Contractor’s botches.

But very few knew, he ran for his dear life,
Afraid of the local politicians, over a strife,
Who claimed kickbacks – rumours are rife,
As region’s officialdom made mute its fife.    

From Kurnool, half the journey up to Kodumur***
One to catch back-ache and spondylitis for sure,
The engulfing dirt as the sole witness to ensure,
Mayhem of the body beyond any doctor’s cure.

*Adoni: a city in Andhra Pradesh, 100 km away from Kurnool city
**APSRTC: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
***Kodumur: a town en-route to Adoni from Kurnool city 


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