M. Asim Nehal

Gold Star - 166,355 Points (26th April / Nagpur)

Street Dancers - Poem by M. Asim Nehal

I am happy
I don’t care
What others have to say
I wish to dance
On the streets
And that is my freedom
A freedom of expression
Guaranteed by the constitution
I don’t care if that concerns anybody
Ongoing exams of schools
Or a sick person struggling for life
They all exercised their rights
Now it’s my turn
To switch on the loud speakers
Block the streets
Call my friends to accompany me
For the street dance
I want to make it memorable
A grand show, a trend setter
An extravaganza to show off my happiness
Why are you worried?
For the diversion of road or the sound?
Or the dance which you can’t do
At your age and with your illness and sickness
So stop complaining and enjoy
Did you ever ask the politicians
When they take processions
Why they block the roads?
Today is my turn and I will do it
These streets are meant for the show offs
Don’t you see every day one of the streets do
Have extravaganza or road block
For one or the other reason
So learn my dear, to live with it
Learn to enjoy the street dance
No matter whom you are,
No matter what you are going through
Just dance with the street dancers.

Topic(s) of this poem: humorous, satire of social classes

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Street Dancers by M. Asim Nehal

  • Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 3:58:00 PM)

    Social classes are shallow, man made divisions. The right to express yourself is inalienable. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/7/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    Dancing in streets of life with wise and interesting expression of humor motivates life in definite feelings. This is very fantastic poem shared about street dancers...10 (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2015 11:37:00 AM)

    Humouros and satire both with a purpose, In a very lucid style you raised an issue which we all face in day to day life yet have learned to live with it.....Full marks, Asimji GBU. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/7/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    I think that t poem deals with a very important matter, thought in a lighter vein. In the name of freedom of expression we take every thing for granted. It reminds me of Khushwant Singh who demanded a ban on all kinds of processions, prabhat Feries, loudspeakers etc. which cause nuisance to the sick, students or general public. Thanks for sharing the same.
    Why they block the roads?
    Today is my turn and I will do it
    Learn to enjoy the street dance
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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 7, 2015

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