Monday, August 13, 2007

Limerick

Junior 'n White had a little fight,
'Go to hell' she told him uptight;
'Okay baba I'll go to hell...
You go to heaven' when he did tell,
'What is heaven' wondered Ms. White.

Four years back I was in this hotel room; woke up next morning and was about to open the door when I heard a little boy and a girl (may be siblings or cousins) fighting outside, next door. I couldn't control my laughter as the girl wondered aloud, what was heaven, with all her innocence. They soon sped away and I couldn't see the two little imps.

I wanted to immortalise this funny incident someway and tried to draw a comic strip (a la Calvin n Hobbes) but failed. Few days later, I read a limerick and regretted never writing one myself. Suddenly, I remembered the incident and wrote one based on it. Though the kids were Indian I gave them western names because it goes well with the rhyme.

The original was written in 2003 and the names were Johnny and Kim. I changed the names and rewrote it now. It sounds much better.

6 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

And heaven and hell are Western hangups because we can't face the fact we're here now. And a big "duh" to the Western hemisphere, ladies and gentlemen....

This is a fun post. Wonderfully ironic the way you capture a big moment in light verse. Great stuff.

Raghu said...

Hi Sandy, thanks for dropping by. Your comment is highly appreciated.

Sandy Carlson said...

Thanks to you, too! Please do blogroll me! I'd be honored. I'll do the same tonight during my Geek hour (like happy hour, from 5 until I can't take it anymore!)

Rubic_Cube said...

Nice one, a simple verse that captures the innocence of the children wondering about something that is beyond their capacities and yet know because their environment refers to them frequently.

Rubic_Cube said...

You have been blogrolled!

Raghu said...

@ Sandy: Rather its the other way round, I am honoured. Thanks.

@ rubic: Thanks rubic, I am honoured.