Be Different :: A Poem
Many years ago my mother actively participated in the tid-bit sections of the Times Of India newspaper. I believe that this was in the eighties. I had the fortune of retaining some of her 'works' to the regular competitions in which she mostly won. Here's one such answer to the competition titled - 'Selling Point' where readers were urged to submit their 'pitch' to sell something totally unique in an imaginative way. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Oh! Just try a kangaroo as a pet!
Create a new status symbol, I surely bet,
Postmen will bring your mail willingly at your door,
Here a kangaroo on a dog does score!
You could use his pouch as a shopping bag,
Or a Perambulator to carry your darling lad!
Buy one and see it swiftly multiply,
Sell his 'roo's, they'd be a good buy.
Come one, come all all the stock does last
Score on your neighbour, an envious impression cast!
As written by Mrs. Vijaya M. Pagey, Nagpur in the '80s for The Times Of India