The village girl

village near mountain
Photo by Afta Putta Gunawan on

She looked up at the skyscraper,
With open mouth and wondered,
How is it possible to build such one,
But the crowd panicked her.

Feared of getting lost in that ocean,
With different people mostly attired in black,
“Should be rich”, she thought,
As she moved slowly towards nowhere.

Men and women, busy with their suitcase,
Moved fast somewhere that intrigued her,
Was amazed but not amused,
As she started feeling claustrophobic.

Thought of her village, a beautiful place,
Green everywhere and birds chirping,
Stopped her moving forward,
Stepped back to go back.

Kavitha Patchamalai