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My Cook Contradicts


Arguments with my cook
go on forever and ever
today it started off
for a simple issue of sugar
I lose my temper in the quick
spell out bitter words
while he gets worked up
and grumbles to himself
It starts in a way
when I say with anger
I gave a cup of sugar
only yesterday
he refutes quickly
with a retort sharp
saying it was day before yesterday
emphasises each and every word
that too in tone high
with a pause and a drag
infuriates me very badly
cookI shout at him
and he keeps on mumbling
the hour turns unpleasant
as the sugar loses its sweetness
and becomes stale and tasteless.

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Myself in Weddings.


Weddings and festivals keep coming
a compulsory attendance has to be marked
belonging to a community small in number
with almost all turning relatives
the presence is a must
the clan engage in a tradition peculiar
handing out gifts for all happenings
be it for birth, puberty, marriage,
house-warming and the last being death
must be astonished to note this abnormality
which now has turned tiring and exhaustive
as the age picks up with great speed
there is a demand for rest greatly
the body has become so worn out
squatting being the custom of ours
hard to fold the legs into two
as the knees ache and cry desperately
Oh! literally I could hear my knees
emit a creak and a shriek
once having sat down with effort
it is another wrestle and tussle
to get up from the folded posture
positioning after that with a stretch subtle
any bold move would become visible
have to walk towards the dining
first with a stagger and slant
with the warm up after few steps
I regain the normal poise and face
the food so lavish and delicious
with dishes too many to work on
like to take the little I can
finally come out bidding adieu
with a broad smile and wichettinad_chettiar-wedding-kolam-preparation-2_anurag-mallick folded hands
the most unlike of me in the normal go
with that comes the end of my sojourn
for a particular occasion almost.

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Link The Rivers.


The linkingrivers of rivers
has been on the air
that should happen on the soil
finds its place on the clouds
long it has been the topic
discussed and designed
all issues dealt mentally
never saw its light physically
if only the linking takes place
the Indian sub-continent
would be the great benefactor
punctuated by floods and paucity
the surplus would be diverted
to the driest place
saving the drought hit
and the inundated area
all at the same time .