The City speaks…

October 27, 2009 at 11:31 am 11 comments

Patty, a dear friend and blogger @
asked me a few days ago ( precisely on Sunday) if Delhi could speak what would it say? and being a Delhizen here is my answer;

I speak through my history,
The monuments and forts that stood through centuries.

Once upon a time the river was clean and the crops lush green,
The sky was clear and the moon had a gleam.

Time flew, borders extended as my family grew,
People from different backgrounds, cultures, religion came by and I gave them home,
Yet I wonder why there is little harmony and everyone speaks in an indifferent tone?

Politicians and their politics all you will find,
Grand events, Pg3 affairs and fashion shows is only for which now you make time.

Styles change sooner than the four seasons,
And now clothes and model of your car decide the societal status.

The masses are now driven by the class,
And the class has now lost its charm and become mass.

I am a city that has many tales to tell,
I want to talk but lost my voice when it hit the dead end and fell!


Entry filed under: Delhi-ghtfully Yours!.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bikram  |  October 27, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Wah Delhi WAH…

    I remember my first ever trip to Delhi was when i can to safdarjung airport to sit for my flying exams (PPL), It was like where have i come , So many people.. and We were under strict instruction from parents GO for exam and go back to a uncles house.. thats it ..

    IT has changed so much everytime I come out of the airport there is something new.. But I admire Delhites inspite of so many problems , riots, pollution, population it is Still a city where I could not mind going, It has a awe of its own..

    Anyway a Beautiful blog, Keep it up.. and Well written

  • 2. pallavi  |  October 27, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    thanks for the good words Mr Mann..;)
    indeed Delhi and its spirit never sleeps!

  • 3. Prateek  |  October 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Nice poem.

  • 4. smita  |  October 29, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    wonderful play of words.. and a very beautiful post!

  • 5. Pallavi  |  October 30, 2009 at 11:41 am

    @ Pats & Smitzy; Thank You guys! Smitz, nice to see you on my blog 🙂

  • 6. Binit Agrawal  |  October 30, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Great poem. Wonderful use of words. True reflection of Delhi. 🙂

  • 7. MadhaV  |  October 31, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Nicely written Pallavi.

  • 8. Pallavi  |  October 31, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    @ Madhav & Binit, thank you guys!!! 🙂

  • 9. Mayur  |  November 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Cool hai…
    Wish the city could actually hear this.

  • 10. samrat  |  August 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    …a well thought of poem…words urgently needed to be told..

  • 11. Deboshree  |  January 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Whoa such a sensible poem this. I wish Delhi reclaims that lost voice sometime and regains the age old vintage charm that it still has locked in its streets and alleys…


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