Geetha Jayakumar

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Passenger..... - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar

I boarded the amusing crowded train.
Traveling thru unknown path
With full of ups and downs.
With a peculiar conditions
Ticket for life long..
It will take me to my destination
But if I get down I cannot get in back.

I boarded with a little cute bag
Which was as light and little as I was then.

By the next station
My bag was full of knowledge ready to squeeze me.
Competition added it more.

Train continued moving
By the next station
My Bag was filled with
Lucrative job, high salary,
Family, social status.
Together with heavy work load
Added to my bag.

Train kept on passing from station to another.

Just a stop before my destination
I felt I Was less burdened..
So light I felt after many years
I got retired almost free from any burden.

Now I realised the bag has worn out
And cannot carry any burden
Except of self..
Handle got worn out
So few load was put in it
Like me a feeble passenger
With stick on one hand
Sick, travelling all alone
Waiting for my destination to arrive.

My eyes were searching for my station
My Heart beating fast.
Train went on moving.............

© 2014.

Geetha Jayakumar.

Topic(s) of this poem: travel

Comments about Passenger..... by Geetha Jayakumar

  • Valsa George (4/4/2018 4:00:00 AM)

    Life is a long journey....! We board a train and travel from station to station! As we move in life our bag of experiences become bigger with our possessions bulging out until we are about to get down. After our retirement our bag becomes emptier and we become weaker and more lonely! This is the case with each and every one of us! An insightful write, Geetha! (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/25/2017 1:52:00 PM)

    Just take a stop before destination and watch on scenic perception during journey. Feeble passenger realizes other passengers. Train continues moving and bags also in train. This poem mesmerizes mind....10 (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/1/2016 11:28:00 AM)

    Travel of life nicely described by the poetess, she leaves much on the readers and forces them to think. The readers think and understand this lovely poem in their own frame of reference. A great write by Geetha Jaya Kumar. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/27/2016 8:09:00 AM)

    Travelling through unknow path. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 1, 2014

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