Fahim Sayed


Mumbai - Poem by Fahim Sayed

They call it a city that never sleeps,
Dreams at large; everything in heaps
Buzzing all the time, different people different cons,
It got its roses and it got its thorns.

City of murmuring traffic and twinkling cars
The multi-millionaires, the movie stars.
We’ve got it all;
The vada-pav and the dance bars,

Crowded local trains, almost on time,
Spirit of its passengers always sublime
City where honesty is rewarded,
But bravery is crime.

Success and failure are in twilight,
City where changes happen overnight
You might be swept if caught off sight,
Got lucky, then you be on a flight

Multi-lingual, multi-religious,
City of unusual weather,
I wouldn’t be wrong; if I say,
It’s a city where country comes together,

Every city has its ups and downs and she is no different.
She gives me an identity and makes me proud.
City where I was born and city where I want to die,
My city! My Mumbai


Comments about Mumbai by Fahim Sayed

  • (12/20/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    Excellent Brings out the ethos and pathos of Mumbai succinctly (Report)Reply

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  • (7/25/2009 5:06:00 PM)

    A proud mumbaikar, nice tribute to your city. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009



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