The rain which brought me back
To my childhood
It is heavily raining, while I am writing these lines.
Opposite my house it was raining all around,
I could see only rains and the showering clouds every where
Loaded with the rain drops and water to engulf everything.
A Street female dog with its two puppies
Was lying on a small gravel heap to protect her puppies,
The more she tried to take them under her small belly
More the rain started flooding the roads and even the footpath.
My wife was asking me to do something to protect,
The female dog and her two small puppies or else they die.
Taking small umbrella of my wife on my head,
I took a thick polythene big bag and cut it to
Cover a bigger area to protect the road female dog and the puppies and
Came out of my house gate in bathroom slippers only,
To feel and touch the beauty of rainwater,
Once again after many- many years.
After crossing the road I reached near the dog
When I look into her eyes, the female dog was telling a different story,
The language of silent thanks I could read in her eyes,
As she was helplessly trying to protect the puppies
Without anything to support her thoughts.
After stretching the polythene on them
And putting two three small bricks on both ends
I felt a sigh of relief from the coverage of the dogs.
My wife became really happy, when she saw,
The puppies and the female dog under a sheet of protection,
The joy and satisfaction in her eyes was bigger than that of me,
Because, animals and birds are always,
Her greatest weakness and strengths too.
While crossing the road to reach my house back
I touched and faced the waves of rain water
Touching my foots and my legs too and they were
Forcing me to remain there, to experience water streams,
Running on the roads, when it rains so heavily.
In those memorable moments,
I really wanted to take a paper boat like a child
And to throw them on the water running all around me
For a moment I was in my real childhood days.
O thank you God and thank you O Nature and your lovely rains
For giving me an opportunity to once again
Be in my childhood days.
Kanpur India 30th June 2011 2.00 pm. IST
The Photo of the female dog with its puppes, which I took when the Rains were
over is placed on face book page