pursuit of my footprints,
you once fondled and folded up!
walked over by million feet,
washed away by myriad monsoons....
In pursuit of my infancy,
you once cuddled and cosseted!
Ingenuous dust and years grew
on innocent gurgles and girlhood trivia...
In pursuit of my youth,
you once nurtured in warm bosom!
whizzed past in rabid race
my fame and fortune mutely testify....
In pursuit of a haunting era,
you once veiled and held secretive!
like a phoenix from the ashes,
I scour in vain for nostalgic remnants...
Bhat I dedicate this poem to the place where I did my schooling. I
miss it often.