jvl narasimha rao

Gone are the days when teachers

Came to school on cycles

Now every teacher owns a motor cycle

No teacher wants to ride a cycle

I am one of the few teachers

Who now and then use cycles


Riding a cycle is considered mean

Even my daughters regard it as mere fun

The cycle runs on human power

The motor cycle on electrical power

If it runs out of petrol

Somebody comes to console

If it develops a technical problem

It keeps mum like a tar drum

Human power is more reliable

Electrical power is always unpredictable


Bicycle is very easy to ride

It is a poor man’s pride

Riding a cycle is good for our health

It even saves some of our wealth

It saves environmental pollution

And releases our mental tension




  • Author: JVL NARASIMHA RAO (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 24th, 2011 11:40
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 34
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  • Cheeky Missy

    Whoa! Sweet! I LOVE this little comparison/contrast! To think I am dreaming of earning a motorcycle liscense too! Ya, the bicycle is presently quite affordable for wee me, and not even half as much work as the motored one.

    • jvl narasimha rao

      Dear Cheeky, If rich Americans are ready to ride cycles, poor Indians must ride them.Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments.

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