Sunday, March 24, 2013

Bedtime Story

Hard day's work done, time to sleep
A temporary visit to Hades, rest, deep
Suddenly I woke up in the middle of the night
Something in the dark gave me a hair raising fright

A metallic sound was the culprit that woke me
What is it? I fathomed, but in the darkness I could not see
Fumbled around I for the lights, reaching the switch
It was too tight, too big, remained darkness like pitch

That sudden sound came again, like a heavy metal door being shut
Don't know what to do, am turning into a nut
Searched I here and there, couldn't see anything with my eyes
Scanned left and right with my antennas, nothing came that was nice

Finally I gave up, stopped worrying and got hold of myself
Perhaps a burglar, a murderer, why should I care, even for an elf
That's it, I'm not waking up for anything or anyone, ever again
Dozed off, had this weirdest dream, me holding umbrella in rain

In a city like any other, there lies a garbage dump
An Incinerator with conveyor belt guarded by a door that gave metallic thump
On the belt a sealed dark box with two things, one was a switch which didn't work like a charm 
Besides that slept a cockroach, peaceful and calm

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hillside Hustle

On top of a steep hill lived an old lady
There the fauna was green and shady
Life was hard, but she managed to get by
Bread and lard, she ate not to die

All was as usual till one day a monstrous tiger came
Saw it through the window and thought she was game
Oh what to do, how to escape she thought
Don't give up hope, her mind fought

Should I give up the sheeps I toiled to raise
Trade their flesh for my own, her mind began to faze
She implemented this plan, let all the sheeps out
The tiger ate them all, like a ravenous lout

Now the tiger advanced to the house
This old lady was trapped like a mouse
She closed all the doors, reinforced with book stack
In came the tiger, ahhh, the window in the back

She closed the room doors, rickety and decreipt
What did you expect? She was old, the house was crypt
Came bursting through the door like vicious boar
One quick lunge and the lady was no more

The tiger dragged this prey to its cave nearby
Inside it lay three starving little cubs, about to die
They ate with gusto, gobbled with no gap
Back to life, they all took a nap