The Hustle Bustle

Februray 10, 2023

The Hustle Bustle
The milkman cries
The butterfly flies
The birds soar
High in the sky.

The baker's bun,
Cramped of
Butter and jam,
Deliciously divine.

The piping hot
Tea and coffee,
With milk foam
Sweet and lovely.

The school bus honks,
The little ones yawn,
The jingle of bags,
The bundle of books.

Off we go to paths
That take us off forward.
A little step at a time
And the dawn dissipates.



By Hansel D'Souza
Hansel D'Souza loves to read and enjoys writing about the simple things that surrounds her. She is currently residing in Bahrain.
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Comment on this article

  • Lloyd, DK/ UK

    Sun, Feb 12 2023

    Well done Hansel. People have forgotten how to enjoy simple things in life. I used to live in Bahrain - a wonderful place.

  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 10 2023

    Beautiful poem!!

  • Cleon Dsouza, Hubli

    Fri, Feb 10 2023

    This poem is a delightful representation of a bustling morning in the city. The author uses imaginative language to paint a vivid picture of the scene, from the milkman crying out his wares to the soaring birds in the sky. I particularly appreciated the mention of the baker's bun, which was described as delicious and divine. The imagery of the piping hot tea and coffee with milk foam added to the sensory experience of the poem. The reference to the school bus honking and the little ones yawning with their jingling bags and bundle of books was also a charming touch. Overall, the poem has a hopeful and positive tone. The message of moving forward one step at a time serves a reminder to take things slow and steady. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this poem.

  • Yashaswini, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 10 2023

    Lovely poem!! ♡♡

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