– By Akash S Vakil (TCE, 2nd Year)
Strapping my shoes, I make my move
towards my crowded bus stop.
My eyes are strained; neck is in pain,
looking out for a bus numbered 410.
And there it comes, bursting with pride,
halting somewhere in the middle; rather by the side.
And all of a sudden, hundreds, seem to be cramming into it.
Only then do I realize that I have lost my seat.
I look around for company, lest I should travel alone,
I see none and pop on my headphones.
The man in khaki discovers a ticket-less person,
both abuse each other, while the bus gobbles away the fun.
And then hops in a girl with pretty eyes,
but alas, my destination arrives!
I am forced out of the bus by the rushing crowd;
she hops out and joins her male friend waiting there,
as I watch them, clean bowled!
But the journey never ends here;
as the evening offers a soothing atmosphere.
After a tiring day, I lean on the window, dreaming deep,
cause I have miles to travel, after I fall asleep!