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Theme: Humor


Her grey hair, she always believed,
Would protect and keep her relieved,
From unnecessary, undue attention,
And keep her bound to convention.
One fine, sunny day,
To her utter dismay,
This young man came along,
Acting smart, firm and strong,
All set to cross the limit,
Of her traditional ambit.
“You have a lovely smile!,” he said
My God, your looks are drop-dead”
She went by the rules she had set,
And therefore, did not let him get,
Carried away by his misadventure,
And spared them both the torture.
She warded off his overtures,
By gifting him her dentures!


More By  :  Padmaja Iyengar-Paddy

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Spot on! Thank you Mr. Chandramouli, for putting your finger on the intent of this poem!

Padmaja Iyengar
13-Jun-2014 11:20 AM

Comment I am able to read the poet's intention.Moral degradation seems to be so pervasive. What I like most is the manner in which a twist is given at the end.Regards.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
13-Jun-2014 09:24 AM

Comment Thank you, Seshuji:-)

Padmaja Iyengar
13-Jun-2014 00:22 AM

Comment lol.... Titled well.

Seshu Chamarty
12-Jun-2014 13:15 PM

Comment lol....

Seshu Chamarty
12-Jun-2014 13:14 PM

Comment Thanks Dr,. Mallick for hitting the nail on the head...agree with your observations.

Padmaja Iyengar
12-Jun-2014 11:37 AM

Comment Thanks for dropping by Jaipalji and for liking this poem:-)

Padmaja Iyengar
12-Jun-2014 09:45 AM

Comment The scene creates a stir and fear, too in my mind. Lust is so degradable. Well narrated, Padmaja.

Kumarendra Mallick
12-Jun-2014 09:24 AM

Comment Absolutely agree with AA - punch line in the end! Quite humorous:-)

12-Jun-2014 08:23 AM

Comment Thanks AA :-)

Padmaja Iyengar
12-Jun-2014 06:27 AM

Comment Wow this is really a wammy….. really do love wonderful punch line in the end. Had a BIG laugh.

12-Jun-2014 01:01 AM

Comment Thanks Mr. Chandramouli:-) So happy this one brought on a smile:-)

Padmaja Iyengar
11-Jun-2014 13:11 PM

Comment Hahaha!Enjoyed.regards.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
11-Jun-2014 12:18 PM

Comment Thanks Kulbir:-)

Padmaja Iyengar
11-Jun-2014 12:13 PM

Comment Padmaja,

Cute and imaginative!

11-Jun-2014 11:15 AM

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