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Changing Wardrobes

 

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My latest poem “Changing Wardrobes” is now on Poemhunter.com. It was inspired from my photos in the collage you see on the top. Click here and read on.

https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/changing-wardrobes/

I look forward to reading your comments.

One Special Day

The Metro train was running as usual. Doors opening and closing, people entering and exiting. Just another working day, as far as I was concerned. My eyes were beginning to droop for a short nap.

But when we reached Tilak Nagar, something unusual happened. A Metro employee entered, pushing a wheelchair in front of him. A middle-aged lady who was looking seriously ill was seated on the wheelchair.  Her face was slightly contorted in pain. They were accompanied by a young man and a young woman in a sari.

Gently and lovingly, the couple picked up the old lady from the wheelchair and deposited her on the vacant seat in one corner of the ladies compartment reserved for the elderly and differently-abled people.

Just before walking away with the wheelchair, the Metro man asked, “Ap Laxmi Nagar utroge (Will you descend at Laxmi Nagar)?”

“Han (Yes),” They said.

All through the journey the young boy sat on the floor with his arms around her and the young lady kept stroking her on her back and her face. A few minutes later, the old lady lifted her arm a little bit, unconsciously revealing a little bit of her bare bosom plastered with bandage beneath the black shawl she had wrapped around her chest. It was obvious that she was having some breast related problem, probably cancer…

Going by the expressions on the young couple’s faces, the disease was probably something they had begun to live with and accept. The old lady was perhaps approaching death and they were only trying their best to make her life as comfortable as they could…

Soon, Laxmi Nagar station arrived. The doors opened and in came another Metro man with a wheelchair. The old lady was picked up again with the same love and care as before and deposited on the wheelchair. The couple wheeled her out. The Metro man took over and pushed the wheel chair behind the couple while they walked ahead close to each other, smilingly, confident in their love for each other and the old lady…While I watched them disappear into the lift, I found myself really touched and impressed by the quiet efficiency and attention of the Metro staff. If only every organization in Delhi could be so concerned about the people it comes in contact with! Then there would be no crime in Delhi, no orphans, no old age homes, and no unemployment…

A few days later, I saw another wheelchair-bound person being wheeled in by the Metro staff…

Hats off to you, my dear Delhi Metro! Keep up the good work and may God bless you…

Here are the pics…

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