an unfortunate situation aptly described
Yes Sarala it is really pitiable.
What are they trying to experiment with those children!! They are best walked alone to school :) as startled guinea pigs (children) will "stampede", running in haphazard directions!! ;)
Thank you Nanka .It is quite a scene when small children get down from their school bus!
I know, my children hated school buses, they preferred walking to school, but such things are possible only if one lives near to school, for others it is really sad. Nice Haiku.
Yes Rama children hate to go by their school bus.
Nicely penned Ushaji, its a pity that the fun ride to school is turned into a horrible experience...
Thanks Reshma. There are many children who enjoy the journey. But they are the 'dadagiri' type..
I remember riding the bus! Great haiku =)
Thank you Mlm'
Very well captured. This experience is true for most kids.
Yes Shilpa it is true. I have seen how the children are 'packed' inside in some school buses.
Yep! That's the way it was!
Thanks Wabisabi. So you remembered your school days!!
Usha, your haiku gave me an amusing mental image of guinea pigs in a school bus driven by a guinea pig bus driver. :)Claudia
Amusing thought!! I liked it Claudia.
Well where I live...I see about 10 school buses halting outside the society...very decent and well managed... lucky children..wish if the same standards could be forced everywhere...A nice haiku which brings forth an issue which needs attention..RS:)
Thank you RS. The schools do this to make more money>
absolutely! there was an order issued in the city where I live, about the limit to the no of kids they can carry...and u know what they did? the cab drivers went on a strike to protest that and status quo remains.
Thanks Princess. The people must unite and raise their voice against this practice.
Squashed on public transport....an accident waiting to happen.
Yes Rallentanda. It is very sad.
I have seen those....And I dont understand why parents continue to send them like that!
Thank you Jaisree. It is unfortunate that people dont revolt.
Guinea pigs or sardines?
I also thought of sardines.
Say what you want, it made me laugh.The memories of squeezing in with friends in the school bus was fun. In winters, that is.In summers, well, it was another story.
Welcome Vaishali. I am glad that the haiku made you smile.
True.School buses are kilns that steam and sqeeze the diminutives.Nice haiku.
Thank you Sarala. The example that you gave is most appropriate.