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The Roadside Shelter

Updated on February 4, 2018
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Harish Mamgain likes travelling , and is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.

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Hard Days

The old woman with a broom,

Weak-frame but sweeps hard,

Hardship has become a floor,

Spreads sheet like her woes.


The woman fondles her son,

Feeds him her breast juice,

Sticky baby sucks so swift,

I'm lost in roadside shelter.


Spring laughs all the way,

For guys to savor colors,

The poor only concerned,

How to drag on their lives.


I feel their hearts throb ,

How long misery lives on ?

The existential play goes on,

With the traffic I move on.

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A Roadside Shelter

The red light pauses traffic,

I move with the moments,

My eyes travel all around,

I try to pick up the threads.


Leaves wave all pleased,

The wind busy in her dance,

Dead leaves all piled up,

Shelter by road cries aloud.


A family all busy in chores,

Their eyes stray nowhere,

The man mositens flowers,

Sprays water to grow hopes.


No one buys the dry flowers,

His dire needs on his neck,

To satiate hunger for a day,

kids,wife, mother and self.

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    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Mary, I'm glad to have received your comments. To me, every human being needs our attention irrespective of his/her social status as everybody is vibrating with the same existence though our aspirations and desires vary. Thank you very much for appreciating the poem and your kind comments.

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      Mary Krenz 

      4 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Wow, that was great! Your perspective of life is eye opening. We are worlds away, but everyone is much the same in their needs and wants. Keep up the awesome writing!

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So nice of you to have stopped by and commented so nicely. Kevin, you are right. It is when I was relishing the splendor of spring that my eyes fell on the sight before me and I reflected my thoughts on that. Thanks for appreciating the poem and your kind comments.

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      The Examiner-1 

      4 years ago

      Interesting. Ways of noticing the signs of spring?

      Kevin

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So kind of you to have paid your second visit to this hub. Nadine, I was anticipating your poetry on intriguing email server. I will love to read that. Thanks for your constant support and appreciation.:-)

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Very descriptive visionary. Thanks for sharing

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Thanks a lot, John for your constant support and encouragement. :-)

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Harishprasad, haha..it was only the spelling of "shelter" nothing major, and I see you fixed it.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So nice of you to have visited this hub and commented so nicely. Eiddwen, thanks for appreciating the poem and commenting on it.

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      Eiddwen 

      4 years ago from Wales

      You spoke volumes in this poem and thanks for sharing.

      eddy.

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      John, you hinted something about the title of this poem. Maybe the title was not in agreement with what I wrote. Still, I didn't understand but on your cue, I have altered it. You are a fine poet and I welcome your words so that I can improve on my writing. Thank you very much.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Harishprasad....hint....check your title. :)

    • Harishprasad profile imageAUTHOR

      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      What a wonderful comment ! I loved your beautiful desire of coining a poem on a teasing and annoying email server ! Nadine, we all are in fact poets. You have so often heard phrases like " s/she is too much ", " S/he is a mountain ", S/he killed me ", " S/he is eating so much that S/he will burst ", S /he is a devil" S/he is an ocean of love " etc. etc. There are so many phrases that we use daily that we can't count. So, you see, we all are very skilled poets. I earnestly request you to have a try ! Thanks for reading and your beautiful comments.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      So kind of you to have stopped by and commented on this hub. Thanks, Devika for reading and appreciating it.

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Sometimes I think we give so much importance to our own comfort that we ignore so much scarcity and misery all around. The same thread of life is present in all lives, still there are so much difference ! John, it felt nice that you liked this poem. Thanks for reading and appreciating it.

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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I'm always so amazed at poets in general. To create a vivid image in the readers mind though poetry. I should try one on having problems with our email server. Ha ha But I don't seem to have that skill. Wonderful!

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The stalls at the side of road are sad to see in such poorly developed countries you said so much in this beautiful poem.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful description of a roadside shelter flower stall Harishprasad. It reminded me of Indonesia when I visited there for a wedding. Many stalls/shelters on the sde of the road where the poor lived and sold their wares. Sad but a part of life.

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