Theme: Life

Living The Slow Life

Living slow. Living life, the old, old way

Gently swaying along at a pace so slow

From the pane-less window I view

History alive in faded signboards

And stately mansions stand tall and proud


Withered and worn with stories to tell

Battered and weary but eloquent with tales

Of a time of glory and abundant riches

Music and laughter of generations gone

Hoping someday, glory will return


A single ring of an age-old bell

A crank of the brass lever on tram-chalo’s left

A creak and shudder, as brakes come on

Someone leaves and the next arrives


Experiencing life the way it can be

Slow and steady with views stunning

Unhurried, at times even still

As an errant cow decides to stay on track

Life goes on anyway, though slow


A crank on the lever

The ring of an age-old bell

And the tram with a shudder and a creak

Gently rolls on, on and on 


More By  :  M. V. J. Simon

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