Monday, November 23, 2009

The Street racer

                                                                                 picture : vidya


His echoing heartbeats hit him loud and clear
as he cautiously eyed the chequered flag-waver
He revved up his 750cc kamikaze
beads of perspiration danced on his face.

With the racecourse spread over 12 miles odd
he had to swerve through a steep curved road
with city traffic and narrow coastal lines
not to forget also to dodge county fines.

With the flag-wave, the race started
through the window of his helmet
he saw his targets vroooming free
and head-on began his biking spree.

Wagering with the throttle he raced farther
his goal he realised came nearer
he licked his lips in anticipation
before long, he was in fourth position.

Illegal was the race, hooked greedy was his case
to show them all, in his haste
he nearly missed hitting an old pedestrian
he sped amid blaring horns and a faded police siren.

His steeled determination and focus
brought him close to position one
But then happened one hell of a ruckus
with a quarter mile more to run.

He was kicked sidelong by a racer
the mishap shook him but he was an acer
Losing his balance he hit a tree
but overcame it with few scratches only.

He still managed a third place
on reaching the finishing line ablaze
He earned his grand for his velocity
but rued over his bad luck hazily.

"This one last game", he pleaded abashed,
as I looked at him annoyed totally
Atlast hubby logged out off Roadrash
and devoured his supper with glee!



  1. wat a way to explain this and ya illegal indeed :)!!!!finally supper!! cya around!

  2. @ Hari - i wanted to give a twist to the drama with a different ending. Hope the picture wasnt a give-away and you were surprised by the ending:)

  3. @ chocolate lover : Thanks dear!

  4. Had me going there! That was great fun!

  5. Hey Vidya, your work is very interesting. There is consistent rythm. I am glad I read this.

  6. Welcome to my page, Megha..Thankyou for your words.

  7. I knew from the image that it was roadrash - even i used to be addicted to it :)

  8. @ Alex - thankyou for your words..

    @ Chhaya - ah! you have a sharp memory:)

  9. Sheer will to fill your heart with thrill albeit a few spills! Good one Vidya.

  10. now thats a nice rhyming comment:)

  11. wow superb !! i guess its about my brother ;-) Nice rythmic and i was actually racing along with the street racer!!

  12. no wonder ur bro came third ;-)

  13. this one's really cool....all rhymin'..
    good work...keep it up!