A toy fallen in the middle of the road,
Obstructs everyone’s way,
No passerby picks it,
Everyone leaps, dodges and walks away,
A kid jumps on to it from nowhere and grabs the toy,
Loving it, making it his own,
He loses sense of the place where he stands,
He sees a world of pleasure, joy and company in the toy,
He is busy loving, connecting and cajoling it,
When a mad, brash, monster hits both,
The world of love ends at that moment.
No one to mourn; strangled and defeated,
By the pace of the fast and furious world.
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