Long day at work, can’t believe it’s Friday.
Can’t wait to get home. Life is beautiful on a holiday.
I wait and wait, and no cabs… How dare!
A taxi round the corner, I think life is fair.
Hopped in with innocent excitement like a kid.
The taxi takes off, like a rocket and there…. We Skid!
Oh brother, please drive slow, I want to live.
“Sorry madam…”, a sheepish expression, that’s all he can give.
With Quantum Energy, he continues his driving pursuit.
I hope the Police don’t think we are criminals and thus us shoot.
I see everyone racing, but now they have to slow down.
I think, the bad road ahead will make them frown.
This road is known to give a back pain, you’ll feel sick
And make an appointment with an Orthopedic.
Now this bumpy, ravaged road will teach them a lesson.
Alas, they continue to speed. I guess spinal health is not enough reason.
Swarming traffic. “I’m not reaching on time. No way”.
Driver thanks his stars, when he sees a subway.
The freeway just unleashed his violent streak.
All I can do is sit and freak.
There is no stopping, the car speeds, screeches and squeals.
I feel my life is at the mercy of his wheels.
We come out of the subway and see cars trying to funnel.
My scared mind – “Did not the Princess meet with an accident in a Paris Tunnel”.
I look out and can see, other drivers on the road.
All on a mad rush, while walkers scared and toed.
The way they ride, you know, who wears the car like a precious stone.
And who drives a vehicle, he does not own.
You can tell the sober from the reckless, without guilt or sigh
And the one who is struggling to pay the car loan EMI.
While I muse looking out of the window
Sudden thud and bang. Bingo!
The driver just got a neat escape, he hit a lumber.
I said, “Brother, please don’t slumber”.
“No madam……..”, there begins the game of blame.
I remember I had to file the Life Insurance claim.
I thought, this is the end, I would have died.
Because all the driver had, was his personal goals in mind.
Well, all is well that ends well.
I just managed to get off my ride from hell.
My highest respect to all the careful drivers.
A word of caution to all the speed thrivers.
Speed is a very tempting syndrome,
But please remember, someone awaits you at home.
And so I pray for myself and those I love.
That God may have mercy and protect us from above.
My dear life, a lot has been entrusted to you, so please take care.
The next ride without Divine Protection, I cannot dare.
Caring for yourself and your loved ones is a blessing indeed.
For Dear Life Sake, please Unspeed.