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An adventure in darkness

One night returning home from the marketplace Street lights suddenly gone. I could see the road rolling in the headlight of my car. After driving for some time I reached a place By the side of a streamlet. Yet there is no streamlet in my locality Nor on the way from that market place to my home. Confused I turned back but reached at another place. This time by the side of a rill water hyacinth floating. Some houses standing quietly in the darkness On its other bank. Again I failed to know where I was It seemed nature disguised herself in another garb. Then, to my relief in that lonely atmosphere I saw some local youths loitering. I asked them the way to my locality. One of them told me the directions of the routes to go. I resumed driving my car to the direction he told . After driving some distance on the right turning roadway I saw some women standing on the roadside A pressure lamp placed before them. Oh, a beautiful girl I saw among them ! She deserved to be a maiden in an oasis To a tired wayfarer who lost his ways in the desert. I politely asked them the way to my locality Not sure although told by those youths which direction to go. One of them told me to go further till crossroads There to turn left and drive to find my locality. I again drove my car. Then the street lamps illuminated and I recognized The place where I was . Oh, that was the place I frequent and Not far from my locality. I reached home out from a big puzzle. But felt , that night I roamed to unknown places Exotic in the darkness of the night . It was an exciting experience . 25th April 2008

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Date: 9/10/2020 3:49:00 AM
Just dropped in to reply to your comment. Now I am glad I did. You are a great writer. It was a gripping story. You have a knack of transporting reader's to the place of write. You should write story books,novels. It will surely sell. Is this true incident? Thanks for your positive comment on my poem. It made me happy.You made my day. Since I became courageous I am happy. Take care. Warm regards, Rama
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Date: 3/2/2018 6:19:00 AM
Your story is kept me going till the end..that says a lot for your creative skills, Akham.
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Date: 3/2/2018 6:18:00 AM
Great imagery in your poem Akham..
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