Rains and the three kids

Rains and the three kids
Three kids,
Covered
Head-to-toe
In
Raincoats,
Backs
Bulging,
Plastic
Bottles
In tiny
Hands,
Standing
On pavement,
Free hands interlinked,
And—
Waiting,
On gleaming
Wet Mumbai road,
To cross,
By wading through,
Screaming buses,
Bikes
And fancy cars.

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About Sunil Sharma

Sunil Sharma is Mumbai-based senior academic, critic, literary editor and author with 22 published books: Seven collections of poetry; three of short fiction; one novel; a critical study of the novel, and, eight joint anthologies on prose, poetry and criticism, and, one joint poetry collection. He is a recipient of the UK-based Destiny Poets’ inaugural Poet of the Year award---2012. His poems were published in the prestigious UN project: Happiness: The Delight-Tree: An Anthology of Contemporary International Poetry, in the year 2015. Sunil edits the English section of the monthly bilingual journal Setu published from Pittsburgh, USA: http://www.setumag.com/p/setu-home.html For more details, please visit the blog: http://www.drsunilsharma.blogspot.in/

5 thoughts on “Rains and the three kids

  1. Lokesh Roy

    Mumbai is as famous for it’s rains as Delhi for winter. Let me go on to say that this poem once again says it aloud that Mr Sunil Sharma is as famous for realistic potrayal of an otherwise commonplace occurance .

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  2. Sunil Sharma

    Grateful, Mr. Lokesh Roy: As generous as a well-meaning friend and host; this love keeps folks like me with modest talent to keep on recording the everyday realities in my simple poems. Thanks a lot, Mr. Roy, for your lovely comments.

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  3. Lokesh Roy

    it has been almost a tradition of sorts to read a comment of each poem @destiny poets by none other than Louis Kasatkin & often times those comments are the hallmarks giving all of us a great reading. This poem too awaits one .

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