A trip round the world

Ahoy readers..Welcome aboard the YIS Themedlyric (Your Imagination’s Service :-P). Get prepared for the virtual tour of the world with me..I’m sure all of you must have either read the story or watched the movie “Around the world in 80 days” by the famous French author Jules Verne.Conventionally Verne’s story begins at England travelling through almost all continents and winning the bet,with a bit of trouble from Inspector Fix,and a “happily ever after marriage” with Aouda . My poem begins at Coimbatore, my Home town traversing all the wonderful places in the world,with a “happy ending” unlike Verne’s work.Get ready, the ship is set to sail……

A trip round the world

“Hurry up! Hurry up!”,says my clock,

“Oh, no you left me”,says my torch.

Everything is ready on the porch,

For the next 81 days,on my door will be a lock.

…………………………………………………………………….

I start my trip on a lonely lane,

Where none but ghostly spirits feign.

I travel on a horse with a lovely mane,

To kingdoms where great kings reigned.

…………………………………………………………………….

To the tip of the world I will reach,

With no rules that I will breach.

Coimbatore is where I start,

Good bye to all before I depart.

…………………………………………………………………….

I rendezvous at Chennai in a flight,

To Thailand in the invention of Wright.

I pray to God with all my might,

“Oh God,see my plight”.

…………………………………………………………………….

In Cambodia I met a vet,

Who will help me win my bet.

Among the ruins of Angkor Wat,

I found a man from the Western Front.

…………………………………………………………………….

Next I go to Canton,

Where I spent days numbering to twenty one.

I step on the Wall of China with pride,

By the preachings of Buddha I abide.

…………………………………………………………………….

I ship myself to the States,

To find myself in El-Dorado.

I walk through the Marvelous gates,

To enter Colorado.

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I jump into London,

Where I bumped into Brendon.

Even after 43 days,

I haven’t seen a beautiful bay.

…………………………………………………………………….

Next I  channel to France,

In a second, I fell in a trance.

The sight of Eiffel Tower,

Geared up all my power.

…………………………………………………………………….

“Oh Almighty!My money is at stake”,

I’m on a trip where I can’t put a brake.

For now I’m on the Alps with an

Eye on the Red Sea.

…………………………………………………………………….

My eyes blink at Alexandria,

Not very far from Cairo.

I set sail on the Nile,

To reach the Gulf by rail.

…………………………………………………………………….

On the dawn of the 78th day,

I set sail to Trivandrum.

I enter the land of Zamorin,

To proceed into Cape Camorin.

…………………………………………………………………….

I travel by bus to Tanjore,

Where no one says ,“Bonjour”.

I set foot in Tiruppur,

With a 30 minute drive to Coimbatore.

…………………………………………………………………….

With a minute to lose my bet,

I bid adieu to the vet.

As I put the key into the lock,

I triumph as I reach as per the clock.

-Amrith Venkat

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