Smoggy Shroud: looking out of my window #WOW

Looking out my window

I see light breaking

and know that

The sun is just up.

But where is it hidden

In a shroud of smog ?

Image for looking out my windowA raucous crow flies into the frame and rushes out to catch some food he finds below before another one gets the worm

That’s wriggling in the filth and garbage.

And beneath, I see a tired city, slowly waking up to another day.

The once majestic buildings with curlicues and Corinthian columns are coated with dust

Peeling paint and falling plaster hint at a quickly fading glory.

A few tired trees stand bravely facing the onslaught of rampant construction that ravage this once verdant hill.

From my window I see a city that was once a bustling town

It was a city where fortunes were made , where lives were lived in uncomplicated happiness

But now enshrouded in a mist of smoke and dust , it’s crawling forward to a new age dawn

With fingers of unfinished buildings reaching obscenely higher to reach a sky it cannot see.

Outside my window cool breezes of the morning drive away the darkness of the night

I hope these winds of change bring hope and joy and blow away the descending smog that’s slowly killing

My once beautiful city,

Day by day

Image of Bellybytes

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.


A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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9 Responses

  1. That’s one of the many things I don’t miss about Mumbai!

  2. yogi says:

    You have a gift with words. I love the photos as well.
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  3. Rajlakshmi says:

    oh no, smog in Mumbai as well. Sad how our cities are slowly becoming a health hazard. Hope the smog clears out soon. Loved the way you expressed it in words.
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  4. Lady Fi says:

    Such a terrible shame about pollution – it’s affecting cities everywhere!
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