Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Bus Ride


Going places, I enjoy
A bus ride on the road
No take off or landing
Nor rail tracks to guide.

Bus must be in good condition
Road not bumpy, well maintained
No standing passengers allowed
Ride's uncomfortable otherwise.

Given the choice of a place
To sit, they say mid way
Between front and rear wheels
Tends to be more comfortable.

But I prefer to sit in front
Loved it since my childhood
To see the road, the world
Like the driver sees on the move.

Vehicles passing and those passed
A dynamic drama in action
Thrill it is to steer passengers
Driving forward, they behind.

Less tiring's virtual driving
Feeling the bumps and turns
And no need to view the map
Or hear the voice of gps device.

No warnings from companions
Drive it your way, what a relief!
Safely you reach the destination
Body and mind in fine condition.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: travel


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  • Rookie - 416 Points Shahzia Batool (9/14/2013 11:08:00 AM)

    The poem shows your preferences in life...a poem can be read as an analogy to life journey as well...yes the condition of bus and road should be good... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,767 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/11/2013 10:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem...Bus ride is good as long as not crowded.. else experience will be too bitter. Loved the presentation. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,010 Points Valsa George (9/11/2013 12:17:00 AM)

    So true! There is no tension... no precaution for safety, no hazzle to regulate the speed, no fear of violating traffic rules, no need for any dog like alertness...! Can conveniently look here and there to view the unfolding vista ! A bus journey is always a pleasure with better buses and smooth roads...other wise a hell! Enjoyed much! ! (Report) Reply

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