Thursday, December 12, 2013

Remnants of a Life Travelled through Time

 I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013.
 Day 5 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words prompt--TRAVEL

When it comes to travelling I have a number of stories to tell. Stories which have shaped my life, experiences and my outlook towards people, culture and especially food.

My love for travelling started some 3 decades ago when my husband got transferred to Mumbai from Goa. I was going out of my sweet Goa to the wild world of Mumbai for the first time. Just 18 and a long journey to a unknown place without my family around! I was so scared of this large technological giant that is going to take me to another destination. I was literally crying all the way and my husband had a hard time to calm me down.

From that day onward I have travelled to different parts of the country tagging along with my husband from coast to coast! Travelling has thought me compassion, a love for nature, sharpened my language skills and most of all has introduced me to the unifying fabric of this great country.

My best memory had been to a trip to Waynand along with my daughter a few years back ago when she was participating in a Taekwondo championship in Calicut. I fell in love with that serene place with its vast tea gardens and unending winding roads.


I know it is difficult to stop writing when it comes to an inspiring topic like travelling. So here i condense my experience in a verse. This summarize my passion for travelling and how it impacted my life.

Travelogue of my Destiny

Ist stage!

Before marriage---(GOA)

Life was full of fun,
A born bohemian
Where the heart sang
And danced to the
Song of waves
Wake up to the sun rays.
Played with the palms
Stretching my arms.


Married life in defence----(GOA, MUMBAI, COCHIN)

A merry go round
Traversing on limitless chimes
Touching new horizons
On the wing of unknown times.
Caught life between palms
Tasted the essence of togetherness
Cruised on the high seas
With joy, pain, sorrows in sync.


Life of a civilian...(Kakinada)

Took a toss with times
Life a shifting piece of rhyme
Swayed across the tide
Of the rough waters
Bringing in new phases
Of a life lived without fears.

In Future....(GOA)

Through a piece of fresh air
With an ounce of sunshine
See me fly in the sky
With a will of my own
In the arms of palms
And the willy salty waves.


  1. Wow! You have traveled a lot! Enjoyed the journey with you in all the phases and best wishes for the journey to Goa too :)

    1. Thank you Shilpa..Hope that dream comes true. Cannot predict destiny :)

  2. I love how the future is Goa... thats my future destination too if i end up staying in india :D

    1. Life has a funny way of twisting our destinies Roshan. Amen to your wish.:)

  3. Love the beautiful poems describing phases of life. I love both Goa and Mumbai, world of two extremes. Traveling make us who we are.

    1. Travelling does that. Thank you for your heartfelt comments :)

  4. Lovely pictures and poems. Love how you have a poem for each stage of your life.