A Short Poem Dedicated to Mumbai

10:35 AM Shetty Anirudh 3 Comments

I had been away from this city for 6 years. Now I am back here...in Mumbai.
Its Mumbai-Lost & Found for me.

So... This poem is what I have learnt about the city from recent experiences....

The city has many avatars to show and so much to write about, I am writing a short one covering some...



The rules are precise,
if you can understand.
This city has lot to offer
if you can withstand.

Built on dreams and hopes
Nothing mere coincidence.
So as to meet your destiny,
the city is full of expedience.

City of the daring heroes,
but not for the pompous.
Its is for the proud,
but not for the self-righteous.

Never challenge the city,
For then it won't have mercy
No extra deference it asks..
Just the required courtesy.

Everything here is a telltale,
noting obtuse nor dopey details.
Memories of millions it preserves,
from personal to historical trails.

Bollywood running through its veins,
CIty of catchphrase, dialogues and abuse.
Sometimes poetical & prosaic,
sometimes just the blatant truths.

Some come here with  dream,
some dream to come here
City of dreams & irony
THIS IS MUMBAI, my dear



Do add your views about the city :)
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3 comments:

  1. Well penned Anirudh! Ye hai Mumbai meri jaaan... sadly haven't been to Mumbai till date :-/

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    1. Oh you must!!!

      And one must stay here for long to know the real mumbai.

      Keep reading about Mumbai till then. :)

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  2. Nice Poem. Also I can add the character of any city is it's people, and also peoples character is built by that city.
    "Aamchi Mumbai,
    Fast & Furious,
    no time for curious,
    big heart mumbaikars,
    multi color & cultural s,
    we are mumbaikars!!

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