28.10.07

Hey Mo!

A couple of years ago I was being baited. They said, you pick on other people’s gods (at that time it was Jesus), would you dare write anything on your prophet?

Everyone knows I don’t like to argue, so I did not say the prophet is not god. Everyone also knows how I like doing things for people, right? So this was the po’m I wrote…

Hey Mo

Hey Mo, won`t you smile for me
And change my river into a sea?
I don`t want your desert
I don`t want your camel
I don`t want dates dropping with glee.

Tell them it isn't so weird
Only because I like beards
I don`t even know what you look like
Yet they ask me to go take a hike
Like a fool I ask for a raise
They say I don`t deserve any praise
Only `coz I didn't tell you to
Let your jaws break.

So, hey Mo, won`t you smile for me?

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Most religions tell us to fear god; when I was young I was told not to fear god but to love god. It is another matter that my heart fluttered for other things. My excuse, if I needed any, was that if god created all things it might include hormones as well.

10 comments:

  1. FV:

    Dare me not, for I will rise to the bait. And fall for it hook, line and sinker...

    Isn't discretion a better part of valour? Nah, Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. I am one of the fools and can fully empathise with you. There is something Robert Frost said about 'The path not taken'.

    On a totally different note, why so much advise and concern for FV in the comments on the blog (washing bulbs in darkness to construction/ deconstruction/ destruction of writing). Or is the vetting of comments distorting the picture? Let us have some of those scathing, acerbic barbs as well. Whassay FV?

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  2. Interesting po'm. Its not everyday that someone refers to God as a friend, certainly not from a religion thats perceived to be very othordox.

    Just curious about God,What makes you so sure that Mo exists? What if there is no God, what if Mo and all the others were just a figment of someone's fertile imagination?

    You mentioned that you were taught to love God. Could it be possible that you were taught to love a myth?

    I always wonder why the world keeps clamouring for religion and its Gods.

    Without wanting to be an athiest, I still want to question if there is a single being or a group of Gods who really created and are now in control of this world?

    Too many questions, all of which have been raised before and will be raised again. No answers though... But makes me wonder if Mo and his ilk were to be banished from our consciousness, would'nt the world be a better place?

    LV

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  3. Valour, like foolhardiness, is a discreet choice. Or is it 'discrete'??

    The phrase would be applicable if, say, we assume that fools rush in where Engels feared to tread. Do I get marx for this?

    Re. vetting, the knives have become blunted, I suppose...wasn't the one about washing hands in the dark a barb?

    Well, bring them on, if you wish...I'd be happy to polish my pen.

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  4. FV:
    Valour - as in 'discrete' from cowardice (some call it discretion).

    Lots of Marx - of what type? Carl(I hate EkKKKta Kapoor) or Groucho! Gr...Ouch...Oh..
    There would be many of the Karl type, lying unused in Europe and world over for over a decade now. As for the Groucho ones, we are unfortunately in short supply. U will have to generate your own...

    They attacked with blunted knives (dimwitted, crass and devoid of substance). It was always doomed for failure. Tch...tch...

    Polish your pen...not too hard...a very sharp nib may tear the cellulose...and shining surfaces reflect as well...so maybe yes

    Too many allegories. We may all end up as characters in apologues and I don't wish to be an animal (however wise it may be)...

    Cheers and ATB!

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  5. LV:

    Don't know how I missed seeing your comment...

    I said god as a friend; nothing to do with religion. My friends usually come without tagging family and ideology along...

    [Just curious about God,What makes you so sure that Mo exists? What if there is no God, what if Mo and all the others were just a figment of someone's fertile imagination?]

    Then I wish I had been the imaginary one. Sheer envy that someone else could create such a work of lasting value makes me believe in its 'reality'.

    [You mentioned that you were taught to love God. Could it be possible that you were taught to love a myth?]

    All love is a myth. That it often has the baggage of mythology and legend to go along with it is rather cumbersome.

    [I always wonder why the world keeps clamouring for religion and its Gods.]

    Because we like the easy way out. You want to clamour for riches you need to work; religion is also a nice social setup.

    [Without wanting to be an athiest, I still want to question if there is a single being or a group of Gods who really created and are now in control of this world?]

    I like the idea of monotheism primarily because I am a loyal dog. Now if the gods have decided to do their own thing behind my back, then I can at least play martyr.

    [But makes me wonder if Mo and his ilk were to be banished from our consciousness, would'nt the world be a better place?]

    We would still have Hitler and SRK and KFC to worship.

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  6. Pune S:

    Marx as in grouchy KkkkKarl (Karl ho na ho, used, unused, abused, just gimme red).

    Groucho ones are indeed rare, and that 's what makes them precious.

    I wish the pen could also tear through the cellulite...as for reflection, do you realise all self-introspection comes with kid gloves?

    But then, as some would say, it don't matter if you kill yourself with kindness so long as you kill yourself...

    We are all animals and the beasts of apologue ensure us a decent epilogue.

    Cheers to you too...and does ATB mean Alter The Barf? :-)
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    PS: To LV:

    I wish I had been the 'imaginary' one, as in the one imagining/creating....

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  7. FV:

    Difficult to indulge you in an intellectual(let me be happy by presuming it to be so) swordplay. Is this suave brandishing to deter the lesser mortals from expressing their humble opinions?

    Time for me to wave a white flag! I wonder if I may have dissuaded many of your serious and committed readers with this pleonastic tango.

    cellulose...cellulite... celluloid... Not too far off from the real to the perceived to the artificial.

    The only beasts that appeal to me are the beasts of burden. In any case, too early for an epilogue. I am still an epimorphic being(physically, mentally and chronologically).

    ATB (there are many choices. I'll stick with mine).

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  8. I wish you had waived the white flag, instead. I thought brandishing was part of swordplay.

    One always encourages opinions. humble or otherwise. Serious readers are rarely committed to one thought process and might have enjoyed the profusion that does not belabour rectitude.

    The artificial is often perceived reality.

    Epilogues never sound the end , they merely sum up the beginning.

    Now I know what ATB means, so ATB to you too.

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  9. FV:

    ha...ha...ha... (I'm allowed that)

    I have already waived (not brandished) the white flag after some futile swordplay. Do I need to file a mercy plea next?

    My idea of testing you out on your turf was a poor one. But, I do hope this shadow practice will keep me in good stead the next time around.

    Levity apart, you are quite a word smith. I do enjoy your writings and look forward to them. It does take some time to decipher the metaphors though:-)

    Top up the gas tank and move on in the journey. Bravo!

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  10. I like being tested; it justifies my testiness.

    And no mercy plea (I said 'waived' not waved), but merci beaucoup...May I ask, in a manner of speaking, hope it was good for you??!

    Next time I shall unspool the metaphors slowly.

    Now, I shut shop.

    Shukran!

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