Ramesh T A

Gold Star - 51,908 Points (28th August 1950 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

A Sweating To Shivering! - Poem by Ramesh T A

The peak of summer time has just been beginning
It is sweating, sweating and sweating all the day!
15 days the peak summer time will rule the day;
No mercy whatsoever will the climate heed to any!

Many prefer night time journey to day time ones
To escape from the roasting heat without respite!
We too decided to go on a night journey in lieu of day
In a bus on the six ways national high way route!

Even in the night we were sweating from head to foot!
After one hour the bus entered into national high way;
We expected the bus will move faster than usual;
But cool breeze came first and then steady rain started;
It was raining so even after 60 kilometres of journey!
The climate became very nice and soon the bus cooled
Cold climate then made all shiver and close windows!

Bus was sliding to the left whenever turned to right
As the road became wet and slippery for the bus
And the bus was moving without grip on the road!
Speed of the bus cannot be picked up due to that;
All vehicles were overtaking it both on left and right;
Driver side window was broken already and due to that
The rain got easily splashing inside on the driving wheel!

Driver cannot hold with grip the driving wheel to go fast;
As the circus of driving so cannot be continued any longer
He stopped the bus for the rain to stop and cleaned the windows.
Then again he started the engine and made an attempt to go;
The window wiper stopped working and cleaning front window!
Also, there is leakage at the back of bus and rain fell on seats
Making passengers not able to sit any longer on back seats!

Near a tree the bus stopped again for cleaning the windows
Of the bus both at the front and side for making a move next.
On the tree a plastic advertisement poster gave the idea of
Using it for closing the broken window for stopping rain flow inside;
That being done the bus got moving with ease for the driver to manage;
Likewise the bus journey went on for another 200 kilometres!
Six hour’s journey took eight hours to reach our destination!
Sweating to shivering resulting in knee jerking too to conductor
The bus journey became a great adventure to remember forever!


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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 7, 2010



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