Category Archives: Short stories/Verses

Heart is a bone


Love buds in the ventricles And blossoms in the testicles To pump it back to the atrium You need a lot of calcium For heart is just another bone Fed by a fluid with blood-red tone How come a bone, … Continue reading

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Crap concept 2: Mathematical


Trash is jabor in Assamese In Bengali it’s jabra Arabs found it doubly apt And called their stuff Algebra   Tri is three, gund buttock And friendship is maitri So gay triangular love Did sire Trigonometry Butt naturally comes anus … Continue reading

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Verse vehicle


Sonnet in the bonnet Burlesque in the tank Doggerel’s the ignition Limerick’s the shank Allegory’s the driver Acrostic in the gear Exhaust the Elegy Off Cacophony’s rear Haiku on the wipers Imagery in the light Enjambment indicators Lyric left and … Continue reading

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Oh Ob/sama!


When half the world was Red And jihadis not bred When Yankee Doodle dude Milked the Arabs’ crude Some guys came up and said “Let’s have those commies laid” But Nam was in the back of mind So they planned … Continue reading

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Crap concept


Ideas knotty Come on the potty With every plop The brain cells pop The longer you sit On the fecal pit The harder you’re hit By the cerebral shit You realize its tripe When it’s time to wipe And then … Continue reading

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The sea


IT ISN’T easy to see the sea. Not from a hilltop village 1,500 km inside the Indian coastline. Father Rebello would often tell us how the waves caressed the beach behind his house at Calangute, Goa. How he collected seashells, dipped … Continue reading

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Test of bravery


IN FEBRUARY this year (2010), my elder son Rutajeet was given an English project in school. All the students in his class (III) were asked to write a story/poem/essay/whatever at home. The following story, based on the temporary escape of … Continue reading

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Love notes


HERE are some four-liners I fished out of history. If you don’t like them, blame it on typical teen-time trash thinking. Colour of love Is it black and white? Blue? Pink? Sepia? Wish I weren’t colour-blind Or cursed with myopia! … Continue reading

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Social worker


At dinner, he read his verse On a starving man’s fate He ate half, and left the rest To rot on the plate.

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Marriage


They carried on like robots Those mechanical folk They shared the bed for forty years But never shared a joke. *********************** They coaxed her, bribed her And threatened her in turns She gave in and ended up With ninety percent … Continue reading

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