Kavya Leo Vakkayil
A Journey - Poem by Kavya Leo Vakkayil
In the mid noon sun and heat,
I pedaled the rusted wheels ahead
Crossroads, big wheels and strangers eyes
Ahh I sighed, ignored and moved ahead
Straight was the road
And less where the slopes
I felt the salty drops of sweat
Moist my dried yet red soft lips.
Savor of the ripened guavas
Smell of the steaming hot tea
And ringing bells of the sugarcane stalls
Tempted me to stop my course
And rest in shade for a little while
But the ticking sound of clock
And the further distance ahead
Like the red traffic light.
I watched the flying birds in sky
Wandering patches of dogs in streets
Passing vehicles and pedestrians
Through my wide and open eyes.
I loved the breeze and its gentle touch
As it passed through my lustrous hair
The road seemed endless, like a desert
Yet I hoped to find the mirage ahead.
As I moved ahead through the road
I felt to stretch my hands so wide
To catch the wind that passed along
Ahead of me like a fellow pilgrim.
I wished to fly up to touch the sun
Fearless of burning my wings of courage
I dreamed of all the joys ahead
And the smiles I care about.
Oh Thee, I wish I pedal ahead
To make them indeed real and true.
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