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Wating For Take-Off

(11 JUL 08)

Waiting inside Kolkata bound domestic JetLite
flight for take-off,
With traffic congestion in the Palam sky on top;
With my thoughts already having reached my
While the Boeing stood still without least
My patience started to erode and become thin,
When an urge to pen these lines came from
The Captain declared over the microphone, -
That the delay in start up was beyond his control!
A VIP flight was taking off from Safdarjung
airport next door!
As a result we had to wait for an hour more!
If we add up all our late hours on the road, in
trains, in queues, and in domestic flights;
It would perhaps give us a fresh lease of life!

-Raj Nandy
New Delhi
(A medly of 3 poems inclusive of this one, along
has been composed from my recent experience)

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Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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  • Rookie Priyanka Bhowmick (6/10/2009 12:55:00 AM)

    it's a harassment for common public to wait 4 hrs after hrs, whether b it an airport or railway station or any other public queue... a well versed piece.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie C T Heart (7/21/2008 6:55:00 AM)

    Nice piece! ! ! ! ! ! ! common citizens waits for hours a usual view in an institution etc.....

    Heart (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rema Prasanna (7/21/2008 5:25:00 AM)

    It is usual as you said less fortunate ordinary citizens waitttt...... for all these unrealistic VIP's and their band wagon egos. good one for a cause 10

    Rema (Report) Reply

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