Mohamed Umar Farooq

Rookie (17-06-1983 / Ooty)

Costly But Nasty - Poem by Mohamed Umar Farooq

Drain pits
Neighbour's unknown
Smoke and effluents
Hard and fast traffic
people more harder and faster.

A jammed scenario
Entrapped youth
Lust and breasts - panoramic views
Dirty stench
Washes down the poison perfume worn
And sweat in humidity replaces.

Piled up duties
Untime work hours
Ear banging drum beats
On Saturday nights
Cheap opium sales
During immovable peak hours
Pimps and friendship clubs
At the door steps
Discounts displayed billboards
Bridges and Thar clad roads
Leading to malls and super shops
With bulged pockets going sick
Returning home in drenched clothes
Redefines the posh and slum life
Mixed and fixed culture.

Life in Chennai
Is costly
But predominantly nasty.

Comments about Costly But Nasty by Mohamed Umar Farooq

  • Mohammad Muzzammil (7/2/2011 9:57:00 AM)

    You've presented a beautiful imagery in lovely words and attractive style.
    I like it.
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  • (5/15/2011 2:07:00 AM)

    wonderfull narration of d modern urban life..was able 2 visualise that through ur words...thank u 4 a nice read. (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2011 7:12:00 AM)

    hmmmmmmmmm i understood tat poems are all about our real lyf (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 14, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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