A Single Vada Pav

Today’s task was to turn on the radio to my favourite station and write a post using the song that was playing as a prompt.

The song that played was Avril Lavigne’s  “I’m with you.”

I listened to the words and realised how sad the song was.  There is so much pain and loneliness in the words.

I’m looking for a place
I’m searching for a face
Is anybody here I know
‘Cause nothing’s going right
And everything’s a mess
And no one likes to be alone
Isn’t anyone trying to find me?
Won’t somebody come take me home?

As I listened my heart went out to all those people who were alone and had no one to hold their hands. And then it struck me that sometimes even with a lot of people around, you still feel lonely. Yesterday, I had some time between classes and I was hungry so I went to pick up a vada pav. There is a small open sort of park opposite the vada pav seller’s shop and people take their food and sit there to eat it.

As I looked around, I saw that there were a lot of people who were alone, sitting quietly, eating their snacks.  “Who were they? Why were they alone?” I wondered. And as I listened to the song today, this is what I wrote:

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Who are you?

You sit in the park

All alone

Eating a vada pav or a plate of bhel

Who are you?

Someone whose kids have settled abroad?

A single parent looking for some me time?

Someone who has lost their spouse?

Friends too busy with their family while you have none?

Can’t relate any more to lover’s tiffs or disobedient kids?

No one to scold,

No one to love ?

Has your life too become like mine,

reduced to

Just this seat in the park

And a single vada pav ?

 

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Sunita

Conducts life skill courses for kids, teens and adults. Proprietor of ‘The Know & Grow Learning Centre’ Passionate about writing and helping people become the best they can be. Believes that education should geared towards learning and not studying.