A ramshackle, blue hand-cart stands abandoned in the park, where I walk my dog. I see urchins playing in and around it. They have placed bricks to replace the broken wheels. One of the boys rocks them up and down amidst loud giggles and laughter.
My dog jumps into the bandwagon with the children who know her well, and I take a picture on my cell phone. Now they all jump out and pester me to show it to them and ask me to take some more.
children’s laughter -
shared green mangoes
trains and rockets
Neena Singh is the author of Whispers of the Soul - The Journey Within, a book of poetry showcasing her passion for nature and life. The book and e-book are available on Amazon. She is the creator of ‘soul2soul’, a well-loved group on Facebook, committed to spreading peace, goodwill and light through theme-based discussions among members. She has received awards for her contribution in banking, management and social work. Neena lives with her husband, Prithpal and her golden lab, Rumi, in Chandigarh.