Transporting a Little Rocket
Year 1963, little place called Thumba
Roads not so straight with potholes in between.
Still, a cycle marching on the street
The same route taken daily
But instead of two, only one riding that thing
Still the poor tires feeling immense gravity
Front asked the behind,
What mighty creature are you carrying around?
My little man is huffing like a hound
The pressed back tire, knackered by working
Still spoke with nothing but confidence in his voice
Today, we are carrying a little rocket
Which is going to make history
The first ever launch ever to take place in this country
A little rocket called Nike-Apache is going to fly into the sky
And make everyone inflate with joy.
The rocket isn’t their own
But still, it can be their first step toward the beyond
And now, years later, the little place called Thumba
Is the hub of all space programmes
Helmed by the Indian Space Research Organisation
And don’t be scared, we don’t carry around rockets on a cycle anymore
But still, check the internet
According to the photo, it did look fun.