House-hunting on Budget

Following the broker
Down the broad roads
Funky apartments
Beautiful houses.

And suddenly the city disappears
Roads turn into streets
Then into houses
Of other people!

You stay hopeful
Some gems can still be seen
You will go around on foot anyway
You want a healthy lifestyle
Car can wait.

Just let it not be
That house in the corner
They can’t possibly ask
That much
For that house.

And the broker stops
Right in front of that house.
You get down
Trying to hold
Your sinking heart afloat.
Trying not to show
The disappointment
To the proud landlord.

On budget.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various town of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

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