Morning mist is shaken out of its haze.
Hum of the metropolis stirs the reluctant resident awake.
Hammering din of construction, the bellowing TV,
Importunate drone of washing machines, frosty whisper of the AC.
Echo of the invisible neighbour’s door as it slams shut,
Perhaps, announcing candidly it never would open to us.
Clattering rickshaws, honking cars, roaring motorcycle
As they rush hurriedly and relentlessly speed past
Robotic elevator whine as it groans up or slithers down
Bearing busy machine men, each one sporting a frown.
Sluggish city then grudgingly stretches awake
She, unwilling recipient, of the onslaught of the day.
A regular rhythm can be sensed in her daily grind
While lovingly, she beckons the denizen to her embrace.
The belligerent buzz, consistent whine helps each one
To ascertain he is alive, alive to the whirring motion around
But hark, is there a missing sound? Can you and I hope to hear it again?
The throb of a loving human heart that seems to have gone underground!
Camaraderie, companionship, closeness and concern
Are rarer than Platinum; scarcer than what we could lament.
Families, friends each to love, care and commitment are unknown.
Insensitive they move, toiling at their tedious, everyday chores.
Having long forgotten, it was LOVE from which did spring life,
When Adam became lonely and sought a wife.
God’s first creation, then found company in Eve,
Together they inhabited Paradise, resplendent in peace.
Neither experienced sadness, nor lacked heavenly sensation
Thus they lived on, till they gave way to wicked temptations.
The first man and woman thrived till they sowed the seed of ambition.
Ever since, what has taken over earth? – COMMOTION OVER EMOTION.
So it goes on, to this day- Seeking, thirsting for more we scour the earth
Barely alive, just about breathing; Oh! what is this entire clamour is for?