October 15, 2014

The Narrows Hike - A Memoir

Very well written by Viswa about the Narrows day hike we did recently. One of the best groups I have hiked with.

Where the hearts meet and the girls eye diamonds,
Not the typical gentlemen's clubs,
But for him, PRASAD, a place to spade out some bucks,
He's a gambler with lots of luck.

Walked in with style, she dealt the cards out,
Amazing ride, his sequence flushed out,
He called it his hand, cashed in his demand,
Ready to walk out, she can; but SRI KAN'T.

All for one, One for all,
Consumed with chores, once and for all,
He has you but mostly you have him,
Trust you won't be lost, he's a MESH around U.

As the ocean calls for drops
Or the river Virgin may be,
The joy ends up with the caller
But the burden's borne by the KOLLI.

Don't know much about knee pain,
Don't care much about need to train,
Can't help him watch sing along,
That will make you see A RUN along.

Hopping over the stones like a rabbit,
Makes you wonder how he got into this habit,
A cam and a camera in each hand,
The lenses were blessed to be NAVEEN'S friend.

Just when you thought you got me,
I tell mom nature, not a chance there be,
Not for a moment, please think I'd drop,
Up like a bouncy BALL, GEE I pop.

Slide to the left, right and front,
Wait up to catch up, behind that were left,
Point to the steps, so they step to the point,
They do what you say, NAIDU what you do.

You pin to his route, he figured it all out,
Follow his steps and you will hardly step out,
In the event you missed, his trek so swift,
To help he will turn like an EERPINI bend.

Life's a journey, a longer one for some,
Like a drop of a whiskey versus a bottle of rum,
Moon may be bright, but it's the Sun with the light,
Who knew otherwise until CHANDu was with us, right?

Open the gates, you see them nine,
Expend an hour or two, they were fine,
The two streams met, then there were five,
When the Sun has set, SATEESH helped survive!