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At a Traffic Jam

Updated on February 20, 2020
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Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.


At a Traffic Jam

Amid the worst traffic jam

Everyone I glance at is sombre

Why the faces shed so gloom ?

Like ogress, the red light looks

It's not that I don't boil

I am caught in "why" arose in me.

Hard days ever trouble me

Thorns prick and pierce my heart

I stumble upon hard rocks

Frowns make me uneasy

My ears slaves to dulcet tones

I escape from storms in me

Suave when in my canoe

Waters take a violent turn

When my heart beats in bliss

My mind erupts in a rage

Everything that looks agile

Why turns weak and pale ?

Baking into fire like a pot

Have to endure some more time

Atop a pinnacle with ease

So fracid yet raw in love

The Orchard oozes odor

Warns of the gorge's paws

To embrace life with storms

I curve out surface to move on

Life is not what I crave to see

It isn't my pleasant thoughts

Beauty isn't some bright charms

But peace won from turmoil

Wonder what worth they are !

Words that broke my heart

Smiles turn into eruptions

Wait for the bewitching eyes

When I stay, someone sails

I have to only rein my mind in

© Harish Mamgain



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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Kevin, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for appreciating, sharing and pinning it. I appreciate your support and encouragement.

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      The Examiner-1 

      6 years ago

      You won! That was charming Harish, it also had its points of interests. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.


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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I love your visit to this hub and sincerely appreciate such beautiful comments offered by you. Your words are so precious to me, as always. Thank you very much, teaches.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Such a deep expressive thought. Thank you for the beauty of words in this poem.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I sincerely appreciate your very kind and generous comments on this poem. A traffic jam is such an innocuous happening that we face occasionally but it is a great source of irritation to our mind. CrisP, isn't it interesting to ponder over how we react to things, guys and words ? Thanks for your visit, appreciation of the poem and very kind words.

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      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ...and over the hustle and bustle of life comes a fascinating write from an exquisite writer from New Delhi in the name of Harishprasad.

      I love how you examined nature and put it into parallel with how you feel.

      Awesome hub! Up and sharing.


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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      A traffic jam is such an annoying phenomenon that it impelled me to say something. Devika, I 'm glad that you liked this poem. Thanks for appreciating and voting up.

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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Gorgeous photos! You have such a smooth way in letting out your feelings. Voted up, and beautiful.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Brother Manatita, I'm pleased to see your presence on this hub. We all want a smooth lane but Life is a great teacher and presents so myriad roads time to time before us to tread on. She is such a sweet companion ! Thanks for reading, appreciating, supporting and very generous and kind comments.

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      6 years ago from london

      Very beautiful, Bro. I forgot to tell you about the lovely colour of the 'flame' poem but the colour of this one reminded me.

      Very nice and welcome to the group, O poet.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      I'm glad that you liked this poem. Ruby, pleasure and peace sometimes are found entangled somewhere in the hardships we face. The moment we decipher this aspect of our life, it becomes smooth to sail this ship of life. Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is very deep. The storms throughout life can blow our minds, then as you say, " Rein it in. " I too had to look up fracid ( overripe ) great word and beautiful poetry...

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      You are too generous in your praise of this piece. Eric, I was searching for an appropriate word to fit in that I stumbled upon this word"fracid". This sounds so beautiful and magical and I too learnt a new word. Thanks for reading, appreciating and such very kind and generous words.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Jamie, how penetrating and insightful comments you presented to this hub ! You so nearly read my mind. Thanks for your visit and such kind and generous comments.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Somehow you arose the angst in me and then the calmness all in one piece. This is a masterpiece. Within the envelopment of peace within a travesty is when we truly grow. Thank you for true art with words.

      ps - I had to look up fracid, great word!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      I love how you use the traffic jam to discuss the much deeper anger and unease that has been caused probably by multiple things in life and how you realize that you need to be stronger than the emotion but this is never as easy as it sounds. perfectly produced and delightfully poignant. Wonderful poetry! Jamie


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