Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Going Out For A Picnic - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Going out for a picnic,
Nothing to worry and panic,
When the adult children accompanied,
What is there to be distressed?

Mummy prepares the food,
Daddy buys the snacks with good mood,
The children take their net books, I phones, PDAs,
All go for a picnic in Putra Jaya.

When daddy switches on the radio,
The children close their ears,
One with the hands and the rest with ear plugs,
Mummy watches the brood without any clue.

The angry daddy looks at them,
Expects them to speak what he wants to listen,
The son talks to his girlfriend through sms,
The daughter plays the CG online.

None look out as they used to do,
The parents of unpredictable adults are confused.
Another son watches the movie in the net book,
The happy family is on the way for a picnic.

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Comments about Going Out For A Picnic by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/9/2016 3:21:00 AM)

    Mummy prepares the food. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Eugene Levich (8/17/2016 10:44:00 AM)

    Alas! An accurate and poetic description of today's world... with no amelioration in sight! (Report) Reply

  • Rajendran Muthiah (1/9/2012 1:14:00 AM)

    No child looks at the scenery outside. Very enjoyable poem. evokes the memories of my travels with my students who would be watching the T.V in the bus when were climbing up the hills in winding roads. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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