किस्सा sadak का

Hello Everyone!

As you know, I am that omnipresent entity that runs across your city, your village and highways.

Though you see me and use me everyday, yet you may never have had the time to pause and listen to my story.

Today there is an opportunity. And ironically these thoughts which I now share with you, are of those times when none of you were on the roads.

As I was alone and unfettered by my duties to carry the weight of your feet and motor tyres, it gave me time to reflect on few aspects of life.

But first, let me say something about myself in the below prose –

Made from asphalt, concrete and covered with melting tar, 

I stretch like a ribbon so wide and far!

Black and beautiful, I am your journey's lifeline,

Always there for you, come rain or shine!

So, without further ado let me show you some of my pictures and you can also read my thoughts as you go along 🙂

Frame 1

It is a bright sunny day today!

White fluffy clouds dot the vista. My mind as clear as the blue sky above, stretches its horizons in limitless directions.

I feel ecstatic.

Frame 2

Uh-oh, looks like I spoke too soon! Ashen coloured clouds suddenly appear on the skyline.

Isn’t this like life itself? Bright and clear in one moment; dark and cloudy in the next.

Frame 3

But that is how the changing seasons are a part of life and make it worth living!

Thunder rumbles and the rain drops make tiny splashes on my surface.

It cools me and refreshes my soul.

Frame 4

I look like a river of orange! I think I am in love with the setting sun.

It reflects its glow on me and embraces me in its warmth 🙂

Frame 5

You have put up a barricade at my entrance. Otherwise I know nothing of boundaries. I stretch freely from The Golden Temple in the North to Cheramaan Juma Mosque in the South and from Sri Jagannath Temple in the East to Basilica of Bom Jesus in the West.

I lead you to all of them and do not differentiate on the basis of your religion or sect.

Frame 6

Sometimes life does turn upside down.

It could be in the darkness of the night or in the light of the day. Someone we love might pass away!

Yet we must re-set and move on the road of life.

Frame 7

Time brings down the curtains to the day.

Everything now falls silent, as the night engulfs us all and puts us to sleep. Only to awaken another day and face life with renewed vigour and optimism.

Goodbye for now!

Copyright © 2021 Wasim Jawaid

This work of fiction written, photographed and conceptualized by Wasim Jawaid is the author’s sole intellectual property. All rights are reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including printing, photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the author. For permission requests, send an email to the author wasim.jawaid@gmail.com

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

T.S. Eliot
Dear Reader,

Sometimes a road is used as a metaphor for life and there are many thoughts around it. It is said that the journey is more important than the destination. 

A road encapsulates all our travels and sometimes it helps us introspect on where we are going and where we would like to go.

Do share your thoughts below on this thoughtful/thinking road! 

22 thoughts on “किस्सा sadak का”

  1. Your pics and words remind me of The Road not taken and how life is all about it ….beautifully expressed with apt words for each frame 👍👍👍

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    1. Geeta yes indeed! Though Robert Frost’s poem was more about choices one has to take in life, this is more of a reflection on life from a road’s POV.

      And thank you so much as always for dropping by and appreciating it! 😊❤That gives me immense happiness.


  2. I simply love the pics & style of presentation..
    Simple yet crisp..well articulated as if spoken by ROAD itself!!Nicely written & apt for any reader..only we need to reflect
    It took me back in memory lane & I could visualise myself travelling down the memory lane@Temple City
    Bhubaneswar 💖🤗👌👍👍
    Keep writing ✍️
    More power to You brother
    Stay blessed 💐

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    1. Haha Vivek thanks a ton for the super like and compliments!! It keeps me encouraged.

      So glad that it could evoke some nostalgia in you and bring you a smile 😄💓


  3. Excellent use of pics and words. Loved how you have described “the journey” .
    Keep up your passion and the wonderful work you are doing. Btw pics came first,then the story or was it the other way around?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I am so glad someone asked me this Q 😄😄 Well I clicked the pics first especially those of the rains…and once I had 7-8 of them, I thought of structuring them together in a thought process.

      Thank you so much for liking and complimenting them Jyoti ❤❤


  4. First of all the pictures so nicely match the words. After reading it felt like truly those words were spoken by the road himself. As I had mentioned you are a keen observer and that reflects in your writing. Always to pleasure to read your work. Keep writing!

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