The Girl In The Bus Poem by Raja Basu

The Girl In The Bus



I was in a public bus, coming back from office, with a mind so depressed

It just seemed to me that all hopes in my life had come to an end.

I had just got a call from our family physician, informing me about the tumour in my wife’s brain

The problem that calls for a major brain operation, which would cause expenses like water drops during a rain.

My salary is moderate, and I already have so many problems to tackle

And now I have this problem. God! My life has just turned into a hell!

I have never enjoyed a comfortable life, neither I seek one

I just look for a peaceful life, a basic dream for everyone.

But I always have so many problems, I am just bogged down by the same

For me life has become a constant war, while for others it seems to be a game.

I was murmuring to myself, and abusing the destiny,

When the bus arrived at a new stop, to pick up passengers many.

A girl immediately caught my attention, not for her beauty, but for her smiling face that reflected a heavenly glow

She was so merry, as if the destiny has never offered her any serious blow.

Her shining face inspired me to face my life’s challenges, and I in fact was ashamed that till just few moments back I was feeling so frustrated

My problems might be serious. But I learnt to face life’s challenges from this girl, who can have such a merry face even after having Both of Her Hands Amputed.

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