Ode to youth

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:10 p.m.
Ah ! youth, if only you were more couth, and less affrontled, perhaps your elders, forsooth would have more ruth and be more gruntled.

The gnat and the gnu.

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:07 p.m.
A gnat And a gnu met at a feast, their favourite treat, beet. The gnat needled the gnu needlessly. The gnu munched on heedlessly. The gnat nipped the gnu in the knee, Saying “give it to me, it’s mine see!” The gnu genuflected in pain and surprise, And what’s more He was more than somewhat sore. Whipping out a gun from his valise,

Ode to a Hoopoe.

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
The great pharaoh Cheops, who built the pyramid at Giza, loved to dine on a pizza composed chiefly of Upupa epops. With a bottle of wine for the table, regaled with a tale from the fables of Aesop. Following which He fell In a stupor, Having dined so well On a hoopoe.

For Sunari – my daughter –in-God

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Don’t at any price join the rat race, or try to keep pace with the three blind mice. See how they run ! It’s no fun to get ahead of everyone and wind up, wound up dead. Instead, Play it cool. Loll if you can In your papa’s swimming pool.

The perennial question

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
According to who said what and when, the here and now and the erstwhile then, and even the may be by and by, becomes the wherefore and the why. Albeit, that holy cow, the elusive question who knows how ? lurks smirking forever beyond our ken.

For Mintaka at twenty three.

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
f you were me and twenty three what would you do ? Be like me and retire up a tree and feel free to brachiate, micturate and defecate quite happily ? Or would you rather drop down to the ground and stand on your own, bi-pedal, and meddle in the strife that’s rife in financial life, while supporting your senile father?

A Jeremiad

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
Two writes make not one rong. (A Jeremiad) If you wish to learn tolerance, And to love your enemy, I suggest you befriend my friend Jeremy. He will not hesitate to exasperate you with his notion of fun. The desperate pun; Which “ that reckless and abandoned one who stoops to perpetrate,” We ( according to the illustrious Rev. Charles Dodgeson) “ the Good and Great should ever shun.”


published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Fortunate are the fools who have their own kidney shaped swimming pools. Opposed to that desperate man from Sydney who had a swimming pool shaped kidney.

For Gihan.

published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:29 p.m.


published : Sept. 27, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Only know alls know That Nazreen Has been A film stunt double, who stayed out of trouble until she met up with Dom, That tom Cat on a hot tin roof, Who despite his wiles, And Cheshire smiles, Succumbed And fell off the tiles. Flat on the mat. And that Was That!