The Train for Mundane

I sit by the window sill.
The world passes by,
Not stumbling once.
It’s as if it was born to
Walk and talk and never stop.
The cooing of the birds
Silenced by the never ending blare
Of the passers-by.

Rumbling along the crevices
Of the city untold
Undeterred, stopped by a red light or two.
The train continues its course.
A woman smiles looking at her son,
A man hastily picks up his phone.
I sit and watch it all unfurl
On my 7:01 to Luxembourg.

My day goes down
Like a mundane show
That is played with a hope to have
A visitor someday.
A life of utter brown and dull
Is what I live every day.
But I wait for my way back on the train
To look at the world alive.

Unseen in the never ending crowd
Of suited men and masked faces
I trudge back and wait for my train.
Stuck and beaten
By the things around
All I house is disdain.
My train to Luxembourg and home
Is my only track to reign.

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Kashmir

Photo by Amrutha S

It bide there.
Anticipating trepidation.
Caught in turmoil.
Bound and gagged.
It should have been left solus.
It should have been chivalrous.
But blame the shenanigans.
Renounce it.
Let it fly.
It’s been too long.
It has suffered too much.
Let it go. Let it go.

Kashmir is mesmerizing. The place is nothing less of heaven.The snow clad state with it’s pristine flora and mountains would make you want to live there. The natives treat every tourist as their own. Words cannot describe it’s beauty. But it is in turmoil. Right from the issue of scraping Article 370 from the Indian Constitution to the plight of the Kashmiri Pandits, the land has seen more terror and bloodshed than any other place.

I hope peace finds it’s way soon.