Tirupathi Chandrupatla


A Day In City


Morning sunshine
Wakes up the city
An urgency develops
To beat the crowd.

After a hurried breakfast
Drop children at school
Two wheeler winding
Thro' vehicles on the road.

Priorities're identical
For a whole multitude
Delays keep occurring
Morning till evening,

Back in order to pick
Children after school
Day's work at the office
Didn't move as planned.

Every day and the next
Monotonous routine at play
Engines idling on with a roar
Nothing in mind of value to score.

Submitted: Thursday, November 28, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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City life as I observed staying in Hyderabad, India.

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  • Amitava Sur (5/31/2014 8:37:00 PM)

    A lovely write about the monotonous continuation of the urban life but you are forced to carry it on. Nice one (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (3/19/2014 12:21:00 AM)

    ........its great that you found time to write this piece even in the hectic life of the city........rarely there are some who look upon such people who are entirely lost in their own life, busy in their profession.....lovely write dear (Report) Reply

  • Somanathan Iyer (11/29/2013 8:43:00 AM)

    The delay caused by unorganized traffic and unplanned signals make the lives sickening. yes its routine and monotonous. Nicely written. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (11/29/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Sounds also like a day in New York City. The daily grind of the
    subway and buses. Throngs of people and cars crowding the
    streets. Its a job just getting to work and back. I can relate to this.
    Well said! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/28/2013 6:23:00 AM)

    With traffic jam and and the ever increasing number of office goers and students, commutation is a real problem in all the cities of India! People are chained in the monotonous grind of daily existence! A very realistic picture of life in an Indian city! (Report) Reply

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