I'm a Goan woman, working in Mumbai as the founder of a studio called Totem Creative. I try to make the world happier, safer and more meaningful. I believe education, knowledge and awareness, art, writing and creating Social Impact are my means to achieve that end.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ride on

Step off the curb and jump on the bike
Are we going for a ride or going for a hike?
The breeze is good, and the sun is warm
Let us embrace till the winter comes.

My 20 year old vehicle, needs a kick start
Jump on the seat, I'm up for a ride.
Here we go,
the cows block the road,
a car honks from behind my back,
I ride on,
I ride on, I ride on.

Flicks of hair brush my face, the wind blows
a hurricane of particles in my eyes,
it blocks my sight, but I ride on.
He paints his walls and measures how tall
the plants grew in that old goan backyard

Touristswalk in semi-nude fabrics,
I swallow in a visually colourful sighting
of bags and shorts hanging on racks
Non-localites selling stacks.
I ride on, this summer is sweet.

I halt, she talks to me in local tongue
Talkative me, I suddenly see.
Did I miss the Konkani,
Did English serve sufficiantly?

I sing this song, I'm on the bike
The vehicle rattles on potholes deep
The greedy greedy government's greed,
But I ride on, ride on, I ride on.

Smiles, smile to me.
Windows open pleasantly,
I turn back now, I hope to see
All the memories flash back to me.

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