Day 20. Dancing Heads


Pieces of sand or dust

with a spring serving as spine

painted with red, black and white

they dance in front of our eyes

serving a purpose

that even they don’t know

they don’t quit smiling

even on a knock out blow

Dancing heads on a dashboard

no idea where they will lead

Nodding their heads, Riding on ford

They trust the pilot behind the wheel

Aren’t we like those dancing heads

waiting for rest, until we crash

Bumping and shaking in a ride called life

Living with proud on edge of a knife.

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  1. These are called talai-aati bommai — head-shaking dolls and they are from my father’s home town. 🙂 So happy to see your poem here about them….and to say we too are like them — shaking and smiling as the road of life takes us here and there. I pray to have as much faith in my pilot and to keep smiling all along the way. 🙂 thanks Vivek for your beautiful words. 🙂

    1. wow, thank you so much for the information about them, what is the town name ? and i am obliged to see your praiseful words. Thank you. 🙂🙂

      1. Thanjavur — more about it here 🙂 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanjavur_doll
        Thanjavur is in Tamil Nadu. 🙂

        1. nice ! Good information.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “…. Living with Pride
    on edge of a Knife”

    Deeep…

    अगर सीखने का जज़्बा हो तो, एक डांसिंग डॉल भी हमें क्या क्या सीखा जाती है….

    अद्वितीय पद्य 👌

    1. Thank you so much for observing the words. The purpose has been fulfilled.

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