INDEPENDENCE DAY DAWDLE

Looking in the Universe,
There is a blog of Verse,
That deals with random news,
Lest I offer you muse-reviews,
Hit it, before my verse gets worse!

There is another one with brain,
That will, on proud India’s parade, rain;
You will doubtless be trapped
And your lackings rapped,
By its owner’s Objective refrain!


So, I went into a blog of limericks, and read my first Indian Independence Day blog post at Leitmotif and thought, maybe, may…be, I can pull off a post on the 15th of August event in limericks.
I started off with a jab at our moral attitudes:

We are very correct, we are!
We’ll go by foot, or by car
To see the Bar Ladies dance,
And give the virus a chance,
But no sex ed, no, by far!

No. Not good enough. Try again:

One gets a fright (or delight?),
To see that Right is Might,
As modern day India emerges,
The Rational Patriotic Fool submerges
In reserved and religious blight!

Too obscure. No one can unravel this, Dr. Profunda limerickus!
Ok, one more try:

Since the day we got freed,
Became Desi-ed Indians, not Cree-ed,
We’re no more at the Queen’s mercy,
And quite free from (a troubled) literacy,
So, on this 15th, let us freely breed!

(This is just not working. Give it up, and do some work!)
Sigh… yet another failed operation!!

7 responses to “INDEPENDENCE DAY DAWDLE

  1. Great limericks! Thanks for the laughter! 🙂

  2. :))
    And quite free from (a troubled) literacy,
    So, on this 15th, let us freely breed! //
    super ! Ram 🙂

  3. ha ha ha, send this to the government. They may incorporate it in the next amendment to the constitution 😉

  4. ha! Very cool. And welcome to WordPress! I’m glad you got out of that other primitive platform. 🙂

  5. //Since the day we got freed,
    Became Desi-ed Indians, not Cree-ed,
    We’re no more at the Queen’s mercy,
    And quite free from (a troubled) literacy,
    So, on this 15th, let us freely breed!
    My favourite.

  6. Thanks, Prerna!

    Sree, no post is quite satisfactory till I get that from you, teriyumma (y’know)?!

    Ergo, I was actually influenced by your constant cursing of Blogger, and I used to see how crisp and cool the blogs of Ashok and Mahendra (among others) looked…easy for a surgeon to bite the bullet and change!
    Paul and Oemar, thanks so much, it feels so good to have all you guys around! 🙂

  7. Ah, the joys of independence.. to be here, with a broadband connection, reading blogs and limericks.. sometimes the things we take for granted are the things we’ll miss the most when they’re gone!

    and before I say something profound-er, let me go write my own limericks (inspired by the Doc, ofcourse). Lear could do with some more tosses in his grave, no?

    P.S: Discovered Newmericks, eh? awesome blog.. I’m a regular reader and there isn’t a day when I’m not in awe of the ease with which she spins her verse!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s