Known for her integrity
keeping away from curiosity
reserving herself to herself
talking not a word more
disciplined and straight
she walked and talked
She collapsed literally
when she faced a blame
that too from an unexpected end.
She burst out not in anger
but at the venomous bite
sharp, strong and stinging
broke her into pieces
left her paralysed for a moment.
Gathering strength she regained
from the momentous assail
got back her strength and attitude
that had been with her all through the years.
Cooking the pasta in haste
with pumpkin and corn
the chef smeared spice liberally
added finely chopped chilly to taste
mixed tamarind juice to enhance the gleam
spruced it up with butter and cheese.
Decorating the pasta with parsley leaves
adorning it with lascivious little tomatoes
that appeared like corals and rubies
setting it in a flowered ethnic china plate
laid it in the elaborately arranged buffet table
along with pastries grilled potatoes and milk shake.
The pasta looked so sumptuous and elegant
very tempting, deliciously attractive and fragrant
Each one took a large share of the enticing pasta
Sat down to eat with expectations high
The host in his best attire was beaming
A spoon of it in the mouth brought a frown
as the delicacy lacked the main ingredient salt.
Locking up my house
shutting all doors and windows
setting the security alarm on
installing the surveillance camera
posting a guard outside
flew to different lands far and wide
enjoying the scenic vegetation
interacting with the natives
taking note of their architecture
and tasting the food of the alien land
As everything has to come to an end
returned home with revived cheer
Espying the normalcy and decorum
Opened the door happy to be back
Then flung the bedroom door ajar
found a fluffy white cat lying snugly
on my bed curled like a ball.
Disturbed by my entry she got up
walked past me coolly beguiling
the guard, the alarm, the camera
ridiculing all in one go.
Jill went up the hill
Jack came in the back
Jill ran fast till
Jack followed the track.
Jill called in a voice shrill
Jack answered like a crack
Jill reached the hill
Jack climbed up with a knack.
Jill saw MR. Bill.
Jack met Miss Black.
Jill and Bill ran down the hill.
Jack and Black tumbled down the track.