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Doomsday Baloney

by Rajender Krishan
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Bed same, companion same
so was the cozy house
tossing, turning, passed the night
was it the Mayan grouse?
 
Got up late
on the doomsday date
to signs of hysterical pain
with windows fogged by rain
 
The front yard washed
appeared to be a glittered berth
the naked maple with wet creepers
swayed all over, with mirth
 
Smart grandchildren
had already gone to school
other adults away to work
Left alone, I was the spooky fool
 
Pinched myself
ensuring it wasn't a dream
Discovering that I was alive
I started dancing with gleam  

21-Dec-2012

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Really funny !!!!
Would like to share a joke received that day.
SMS sent by GOD to all the citizens of the Earth "Dear All, End of the World which was scheduled for 2012 is postponed to 3012 due to some technical problem. Please co-operate and continue with life till further notice"

Vijay Khurana
24-Dec-2012 01:47 AM

Comment LOL! Thanks for sharing this nice, funny and satirical poem that says a lot !

Padmaja Iyengar
24-Dec-2012 00:41 AM

Comment Ha,ha,ha! It's a wonderful comedy to read!

taramesh
23-Dec-2012 04:07 AM

Comment Indeed it was just another dull day. Your post reminded me of another great poem of Octavio Paz. I will send it soon. You have crafted the poem nicely. Good rhyme too

pgrnair
22-Dec-2012 13:26 PM

Comment With Mayan prediction of planetary collision
(I admit, the worry had made me grow thinner);
The hour passed, doomsday was but an illusion,
Then reality set in, and I had to worry about dinner!

Neria
22-Dec-2012 09:03 AM

Comment An expression pleasure at human failings and that perhaps makes us better humans. Nice one.

Bijoy Mohapatra
22-Dec-2012 08:03 AM

Comment Thanks a lot for this really light and hilarious poem.
Luckily; the global rumor had NOT possessed me; as I live in HAPPY VALLEY!

SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
22-Dec-2012 06:56 AM

Comment A poetic relief of Mayan mischief.

BS Murthy
21-Dec-2012 23:08 PM

Comment Hahaha, nice one. Doomsday has passed. It did not affect the world, but the poor girl who was brutally raped in Delhi had to face the brunt of the doomsday. Sad.

V.K. Joshi
21-Dec-2012 23:00 PM

Comment A funny global hoax it was!

Pavalamani Pragasam
21-Dec-2012 22:03 PM

Comment :)

Seshu Chamarty
21-Dec-2012 21:27 PM


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