Nov 26, 2008

She was taken away!

As I walked down a by-lane

Witness was I, to a terrible sight

There she was, howling in pain

Caught by the neck, but still in the fight

She moved to the left, she jumped to the right

But, caught she was, in the dog catcher's snare

I stopped to watch, and pity her plight

To plead her case, I did not dare

She slipped, she fell, into the gutter,

Not able to watch, I walked away

I heard cries in the distance, from her abandoned litter

The puppies yelped, for their mother to stay

The tears didn't flow, the sadness remained

The cruelty all around, had hardened my life

Taken to a far place, to be maimed,

Or beaten, or killed, or put under a knife.

All through the week, I pondered her plight

With time her pain, slipped out of my head

As I walked by the lane, one fine night

I saw her! Healthy as ever, she wasn't dead!

With puppies in tow, she ran free

A green band on her neck, reminded of that day

Cruelty was still at bay, I had to agree

With my smile back in place, I called it a day.

Nov 25, 2008

Its a carrot's life!

Most of us eat them, some of us spit them out, but carrots are more than just food items, they have a soul, and each one has a story to tell,

Take Shiela here for instance, she was a model once, has even posed for the PlayCarrot! Sadly a mid life crisis ended her career, a strange growth appeared on her previously flawless thighs! She works as a waitress now, and has taken the setback in her stride, is a proud mother of three beautiful saplings.But most importantly she's happy! An example of carrot resilience!

Or the brave Severus, who served in the Royal Vegetable army(RVA) during the revolt of the fruits. He lost a leg when he was crushed under a rolling jackfruit, inspite of his disability he served under the administrative core of the RVA. In his twilight years he's finally looking to settle down with a lady! We must salute these brave men who put aside their life to further the vegetarian cause.

Many men have faced the grating machine, but few have lived to tell the tale "O twas sharp! It cut me legs clean off the jimmy, i 'owled in pain, no 'elp came, me dragged me down till the city gates, me passes out and finds me self in the 'ospital, me thanks the great god Carrotus for 'is protection" so says Amputus, yet another tale of living with the horrors that carrots face daily!

There are brave men, and then there are men who have no choice but to be brave! Some of us have to live with what nature deals out to us, such is the case with jerry "shorty" Halwa. He was just born short! Teased by the cucumbers at school, ignored by the lady fingers during his formative years, but now is the richest vegetable on the planet, he has a personal net worth of 56% vitamin C, 23% of iron content and 21% of that miracle compound Ethanol!

So you see friends, carrots are people too, they've got their quirks, they have their abnormalities, next time you take a bite, remember that you might be swallowing a story!

(P.S i still have these carrots in my fridge.....i don't have the heart to cut em up and eat em! :( )


As i sat there sipping hot coffee
A pleasant sight met mine eyes
Two little kids sat at a distance
Conspiring like secretive spies

They planned with hushed whispers,But
wicked grins betrayed their intention
They were plotting to make an escape
From their long and tiring detention

Parents loomed over our brave young heroes
Making difficult their quest for freedom
There were guarded fiercely, like jail inmates
This was a kidnap that demanded no ransom

The sweet smell of coffee permeated the room
The parents as usual were drawn to this scent
As the guards abandoned their post for a welcome drink
The lock on their cage loosened for a moment

With a look of triumph on their faces
They made a run for it, without a moment to spare
Like birds freed from long captivity
They sped away gleefully, on their respective wheelchairs!