Like I said, I will be sharing the poems that I wrote in the month of April, this month. These were poems that I wrote based on prompts given by a group called ‘ The Significant League,’ aka TSL on Facebook.
Day 1’s prompt :
“Write a poem on the idea of “A place on the body.” Places on the body can be outside/inside as well as parts of the body and the body can be metaphorically seen etc. Humorous poems are also welcome.”
Times are bad in India. And a lot of my friends and acquaintances are going through some terrible times. News of death fill the air. At times like these, it becomes imperative that we find something to cheer us up with. I share my poem, ‘ The girl with a crooked nose,’ and hope it makes you smile. It’s not a solution to what’s going on around us and yet I hope it cheers you up, even if it’s only for a moment.
She has a crooked nose
That's like a leaky hose
and gets as red as a beet or a rose
on any given day
that it'd make you say
'Darling, are you sure you're okay?'
It makes her look like a clown
and is the talk of the town;
It'll make you frown
but she doesn't care
for they don't dare
say it to her face 'coz they're scared of her stare
So, if you ever see a girl with a crooked nose
that leaks as a hose and is as red as red nail-paint on toes
Don't ask her if she has any woes
"Darling, are you're sure you're okay?"
And be on your way.
Note: ‘The girl with the crooked nose’ is a tribute to my own dear nose that proudly stands in the center of my face with a slight bend like the ‘Leaning tower of Pisa’.
- Please do not enlarge my photograph to check the bend. My nose seeks no attention and would rather be in the shadows.
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