Posted in Maharashtra, travel

It’s a new found love,

After many unfortunate times, when I had to cancel my reserved ticket in the Duronto Express, this time I finally got a chance. Train journeys are a unique experience each time; though IRCTC does not seem very supportive to let you have one, you would still want to make another one. Following was one of the most fantastic ones.

On a Thursday morning, In Delhi, it was raining;

Delhi-Pune distance seemed to be waning 

 It was already 7th of November;

When I got up from my slumber

 

Leaving home one last time was no pain;

For I was all set to catch my favorite train

 

When I stood on the platform bed;

Sound of Horn loudly spread

 

Colorful coaches looked like a hood;

I hopped onto it as soon as I could

 

Side lower berth; a view that nothing can beat,

Yes, you are right, that was my seat

 

Durontos; known for their scheduling paradigm;

This one too left on time

 

The speed at which it fled;

Surely passengers remained impressed

 

From source to destination;

It didn’t halt at many stations

 

When I looked out of the window;

There were cultivated meadows

 

The fields were green and yellow;

I felt sweet and mellow

 

It all looked so colorful;

The grains it bore must be so flavorful

 

While sipping my beverages;

I glanced at some lively villages

 

And if in a while, you feel a little bore;

Just walk towards the door

 

Open it, to feel the gush of air;

Keep standing there, as if you don’t care

 

Right when you plug in the Beatles music into your ears;

Then you will stand there without any fear

 

But there is another sound;

This is even more profound

 

On the parallel tracks;

The train lopes without a crack

 

Just when it passes over the bridge of steel;

Look down and there is nothing that you can feel

 

All this can blow your mind away;

But this is all that makes it a beautiful day

 

People before every city are waiting behind  Phaatak n Phaatak;

But we are moving with a thundering Dhaatak n Dhaatak

 

To gift your eyes a delightful pleasant sight;

Wait on the door till you see the twilight

 

In between the clouds, the orange flare fades away;

It is now the close of an alluring day

 

The fascinating journey is coming to an end;

But before that, you make at least one friend

 

Everyone looks like a stranger initially;

But conversation unites the languages completely

 

From cricket to weather to food;

These talks can change the mood

 

The time passes while travelling in an express;

Not even a single moment you will feel depressed

 

A journey of joy and pleasure;

A memory to always treasure

 

Fallen in love with the Duronto,

Something I do not want to let go….

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7 thoughts on “It’s a new found love,

  1. In between the clouds, the orange flare fades away;
    It is now the close of an alluring day

    These words brought memories of traveling after collage back home.

    well written and many of these brings back lot of memories and able to envision the beautiful journey.

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