Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rain Makers... Mumbaikars

A beleaguered humid city
Prayers for respite from summer
Rain gods answer
Little raindrops rejoice
Summer runs asunder

A few days of joy
Then the city down under
Gutters run wild, shoes soiled,
Clothes don't dry, Yada Yada Yada
The city prays for winter

Aunt winter wears a sweater
Though its only 20°C-old
Days end early, Asthma attacks, Mosquitoes bite
Exams here and vacations round the corner
The city longs for summer


PS: Looooooong days.... shrt psts...

This post is dedicated to the city of complaint boxes.... I am... proudly... one of them... I enjoy the rains now... I look forward to complaining about it soon... WATCH THIS SPACE...

36 comments:

Deviki @ Viki said...

LOL that's a very cool poem.....i like it .....looking forward to seeing more of you complains LOL

blunt edges said...

d city of complaint boxes...now isnt dat a great way 2 define it...wats d fun if u r content wid wat u hv rite? :D (n i aint gonna say "wish karo dish karo") ;)

waitin 4 d rest of ur complaints (coz dis one made me smile) :D

Choco said...
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As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Deviki

I promise to complaint more...

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Blunt

Thanks blunt... yaar...don't remind me of that ad.... and the great Indian love machine... "taaab te tyada wish karo"... veins in the neck bulging as if someone has connected them to a fireman's hose... I feel like "one tight slap"

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Choco

Now have I ever let you down :-)

May soon I will "exceed expectations" and write once in two weeks... :-D

Rohan said...

hmm..my flight got delayed when the city had its first brush with the rains...im way past the stage of complaining...well written poem though..

As the Mind Meanders said...

Hey Rohan...

Thanks mate... sorry about that... hope it did not upset your schedule too much...

Rash said...

Hey loved this poem...i so love rains yay yay :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

Thanks Rash... I love the rains too... on weekends :-)

Thousif Raza M.B said...

cool poem yaar, nice one, will be watching out , keep me posted,

take care and keep writing......

As the Mind Meanders said...

thanks Thousif

This is that said...

the city of complaint boxes..loved it. Hope the rains pour down on you..frolic my friend..enjoy the rains till you get fed up. Nice stuff.

Nikki said...

Yes! Its perfect. I was just telling my dad...rains are fine but I hate getting dirty! This is just the beginning!

Lets blame the human nature!

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ This is That

Frolic till I am fed up... Yes I will do that...

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Nikki

How can you avoid getting dirty in the Mumbai rains... might as well enjoy it...

Grayquill said...

Mr. Mind Meanders,
You mallet sent the ball up ringing the bell again. Great writing!
And I hate poety. Here I sit jealous again.
Would you stop it? NOT!!

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Grayquill

Thank You. Although I don't think it is really great... and never intended to write poetry.. was just emptying my mind...

agent green glass said...

wicked. i love mumbai because we have only one real season - monsoons. we wait for it, and then quickly crib about it. but its like with all our frikking progress and blackberry phones, every conversation in june is only about the rains. its not so easy to disconnect yourself from nature is it?

Divya said...

Hahaha too true :D :P

Cute poem :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ AGG

Lets enjoy the rains now and crib about it later...

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Divya

Thank You. Personal Opinion - Poor Poetry. I cant write poetry. I don't know what came over me when I wrote that. The next day was embarrassing when I went back and read it.

ZiLliOnBiG said...

I wish , i wish we could have rain here.....My heart aches for a few moments of drizzle onto my long hairs.

And all those blogs, about rain in mumbai and kerala add salt to my open wound. Alas....Nice poem BTW,:))

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Zillion

LOLz Bro.. Patience... It has just started raining... Rain comes to those who wait :-)

Gymnast said...

Nice poem , why make it a city , the whole world is full of complaint boxes ....i wish we could have some rains here in chennai too..too hot!

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Gymnast...

Patience my child... rain comes to those that wait... patiently...

Nikki said...

New debate!

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Nikki....

Debated mate...

ani_aset said...

winters and mumbai..come on :)
i agree on the rains though :D

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Ani...

I agree... I was just being sarcastic... aunties with sweaters in 20 degrees and humidity... but it happens...

thoughts said...

fabulous so much kolkata like :)

Author's Biography said...

lol. this one is nice! me likes it too! :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Thoughts... yes... very alike..

As the Mind Meanders said...

For the author...

Thank You

manisha said...

nag, complain, bicker, yada yada yada"D thats life!

reflections of unsatiated minds, this poem is a great read!
THE CITY OF COMPLAINT BOXES-awesome name!!!

p.s. u really enjoy the mumbai rains..really??? (not the enjoyment when u r at home sipping nice smoky tea and watching other people go to work with umanageable umbrella in their hand, actuall thats d nly time when i love rains, and ya the official mumbai bands:D )

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Manisha

Yes.. I like the rains... only till I don't tire of the respite they give me from summer...