4th August is the first anniversary of Pedal And Tring Tring Blog and on this special occasion I wrote a poem for the readers.
Tring Tring rings the bicycle bell,
And if it doesn’t ring who cares,
You are on my way it tries to tell,
A safety alarm it graciously declares.
Birds for trees and trees for birds,
Among the rhythmic crowds,
Bustling streets with noises unheard,
Who cares when a tiny bell shouts aloud.
Music on streets with engines in motion,
Where dense traffic flows,
‘Roads for cars’ the primary notion,
For other transits who cares.
A classic ring at the push of a thumb,
Some react some ignore,
Sounds crushed, goes weaker and numb,
When the mighty horn blows.
Calm, courageous and steady,
The bell endures every journey near and far,
Announce a new ride and its up and ready,
Excitedly it holds the handlebar.
Joy unlimited the bell stays duty bound,
Alerts pedestrians by emitting sweet sounds,
A timeless invention has been found,
Listen to its melody when it comes around.
The Bicycle bell was invented by John Richard Dedicoat from Birmingham in England (1840-1903).
Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai