The city of the large-hearted- an ode to Delhi

Thinking about my life never fails to remind me

Of the place I call my hometown, this incredible city


Far I have flown from its folds, yet I remain beguiled

By its timeless appeal, the history of India is compiled

Within its perimeters, the seat of power is here

Delhi fueled my ambition, made my goals clear

To see the wider world, for where else would you see

Eponymous roads giving you lessons in world history

Where a twelfth century tower is near a twenty-first century mall

Where Old and New Delhi are separated by a medieval wall


Having lived in Delhi I can never forget

My roots, because in this city intersect

The ancient and the modern in each corner and nook

Every part of Delhi is an open book

With layers of stories to tell spanning epochs of time…

But in the midst of monuments and gardens sublime

There exists a deep, dark underbelly

Sordid crimes have marred the face of Delhi

A constant reminder that evil exists side by side

With good- a barbed arrow that hurts the pride

Of a person like me- whose wanderlust heart

Shall forever belong to Delhi in some part..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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