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Road Trip

The sun has risen and 

We’re on the road.


Crisp morning breeze hits my face 

Through the rolled down windows 


Squeaky chirping of birds is heard

As the sun beats down on us.


The appetising smell of paranthas from the passing by dhabas lures us 

Towards them like a siren to a sailor


It’s too hard to resist, we stop for a quick lunch break.

“Race you to the there, whoever wins gets the biggest paranthas.”, screams my brother as dash down the road eager to win the prize.


We have a fun time, laughing and giggling

But it’s time now, we are back on the road.


Time flies by as we sing and laugh together,

It’s almost dusk. We’re almost there.


When we reach our stop, everybody lumbers out of the car

Stumbling and smiling.


“Race you to there, whoever wins gets the biggest room!”

Screams someone as we rush forward in a pile of laughter and mirth 

Pushing and howling.

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This poem won in Instagram Weekly Contest held by @delhipoetryslam on the theme 'Travelling' 

6 comments

  • It’s beautifully written. It takes you back to your childhood day’s and leaves you wanting for more. Thanks for taking us back in time with this poetry.

    Nikhil Haritwal
  • great going Naveli! penned down the emotions in right spirit.
    keep it up with good work!

    sujata bhardwaj
  • Beautifully written …..keep writing…dear Naveli….

    Pragyan Kalita
  • Love the vibe it gives when you read this.
    Wonderfully written!

    Apoorva Joshi
  • Beautifully written poem and captures the spirit of road trip perfectly!
    Way to go Naveli..

    Manoj Sharma
  • Beautifully written poem and captures the spirit of road trip perfectly!
    Way to go Naveli..

    Manoj Sharma

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