My country road dream

A white sheet,
of shelled out,
grains of rice,
a bed of marbled ice
an inviting fragrance of Basmati,*
as we leave the highway
at the hem of the country side,
An essence of pure life
greener leaves, transparent air,
a vigor to vindicate,
a visible virility on the way
birds have a say,
a background music never stops to gurgle
a chorus, a play
of a flowing canal, or the wind gushing through the ready crops, a colored spray,
bushes and the trees,
for a while the body
and the spirits set free,
the soil seems moist and rich,
as my bare feet touch and feel,
my dream to live there someday,
in the rustic simplicity,
to touch their simple lives,
to learn it,
and unlearn the lessons of the cities,
to give away,
all that I have learnt,
if there are any takers
else it shall all be burnt
with me in my pigeon hole dream,
on my every trip
I shall loosen my grip,
on the grains of rice,
paying my price
back to my walls, to an old unpaid,
*Basmati is a quality of rice that grows in north India, it has a distinct aroma.

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About Sangeeta Suneja

Sangeeta Suneja is a science graduate from Maharani College Jaipur, holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing from YMCA Institute of Management studies, MBA She has been working with Air India for the past 26 years at New Delhi. She has written more than Seven hundred poetry pieces on her poetry blog. Her work has been published in many international anthologies, She is a motivational author at Featured poet at many online magazines like Angies Sangeeta Suneja also loves to paint, has her own illustrations and abstract paintings to complement her Poetry. She writes in Hindi, (Punjabi and Urdu in English script), and has also written a few short stories and flash fiction in English.

4 thoughts on “My country road dream

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    An evocative paean of praise to the countryside. It brilliantly portrays the dichotomy that urban dwellers experience and are part of every single day. The line , ” unlearn the lessons of the cities ” , expresses the same longing that is to be heard in John Denver’s , ” Take me home country roads “. This is a truly outstanding first posting from Sangeeta. Welcome to Destiny Poets !

    1. Sangeeta Suneja Post author

      Thank you sir for the welcome and such wonderful praises detailed with a soulful contact with my country road dream.
      I am humbled indeed by your generous appreciation of my poetry piece, your feedback encourages me to write and share my work here at Destiny poet.
      best regards!

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