Kavya Leo Vakkayil

Freshman - 711 Points (7/12/1991)

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
Stopped me,
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.

Topic(s) of this poem: journey

Comments about A Journey by Kavya Leo Vakkayil

  • Souren Mondal (11/4/2015 5:14:00 AM)

    A nice and enjoyable poem with some very nice imagery...

    Thank you for sharing Kavya :)
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  • Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 11:41:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading this, Kavya. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (11/1/2015 3:54:00 AM)

    Pedaling to achieve the dreams.well worded the theme.keep writing. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/1/2015 3:26:00 AM)

    wished to fly up to touch the sun
    Fearless of burning my wings of courage..

    the dreams of joys and the wish to make it true. very nice poem. liked it very much thank you.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 1, 2015

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