Walkin in memphis

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Submitted by nilkanto on Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:33pm

Raindrops are falling on my head

The famous spider man sound track...

And how mesmerizing it becomes when you find the melody in rain.

Suited up, bag on back and here I walk in the rain, with the song in my lips.
Feeling bit cold, only few are in the rain, few crazy and few in love.

Went inside the Madhur canteen. Somehow this place remains the same, as I can remember the day I first came here for a glass of tea. I was a big glass, half full with tea, sugars floating all around inside.
I found my regular guy, who sells cigarettes to me. He knows how I am as he has seen mean several times totally soaked in rain or sweat.
No cycle today, legs or rickshaw or may be bus. Well, I don't care. I got out in the rain again, ignoring the cigarette getting wet and walked in to the arts building.
For the last couple of months, it's been a place where I strolled regularly. Yet I find it hard to find my way out through the zigzags.
Felt more cold coming out of the rain. What the hell! " go back, go back". And I got back in rain. Near the Vice chancellor's house I found one of my seniors enjoying the drops. She called out loud.
: Palash
: hey, apu
: Where are you going?
: happy birthday apu, and going home. Got wet 3 times today. দেঁতো হাসি
: Wow, you remembered?Well, meet my friends first.
And saw the one that smiles the most, Kanta apu. Well, I dont know why but the smiling beauties always attract me. And I feel like watching them smile for long long time.
I said to Kanta pu when we got introduced.
: I saw you before, you were smiling a lot that day, the day we met.
: wow, really?at least I was not crying right?
She starts to laugh again. I was thinking of staying their for sometimes, then again rain is more seductive than the smiles.
Walking towards Nilkhet. Somehow this song starts floating inside the head, and I start singing it.

A couple in a rickshaw passes by. And their smiling faces tells me again, how lonely I feel.
I wish them a day full of rain, not sunshine. This rain, this wetness, brings the hearts closer.Makes them understand the warmth more than before.

yes, now lets walk a bit. shall we?
".... walking in Memphis
Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel"

Dated: 17.07.2012


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