I once cried for four days.

My parents recall.
And the docs
Couldn’t fix me at all.

Always practising,
I guess I was born to sing!

I once ate some mouldy bread.

To fall ill.
Hoping that,
Skip school I will.

O Cruel Mother Of Agony!
This tops my ‘never-again’ list.

I once caught a firefly.

Shined on it,
A light-bulb bright.
Into its jar;
For five straight nights.

On the sixth,
It never once glowed.

I once made fun of a fat girl.

She cried;
Pained, she sobbed.
The guilt in me;
Like apples, bobbed!

To this day it remains,
A day, I wish I weren’t an ass.

I once lit a rocket sideways.

Straight to my neighbour’s house,
Did it dart.
Set aflame his mom’s
Hideous works of art.

With every whack, I realized,
Some jokes, not everyone finds them funny.

I once tried to make my bike fly.

A superhero-jump
Off 1st floor.
For two teeth,
And two bones more.

Come to think,
I should give this a try again.

I once punched a kid solid.

Cut his lip,
Bloodied his nose.
He deserved it bad,
God knows!

Somethings in life,
Are definitely worth a black eye.

I once fell in love.

I heard poetry,
Whenever she was near.
So I sang,
For her to hear.

Hurt like crazy,
Worse than broken bones and swollen eyes.

I once did a coalwalk.

To purify,
My ephemeral soul.
Someone said,
It’ll make me whole.

All I was left with,
Were feet of different colour.

I once wrote a masterpiece.

I threw it
Into a well.
Burned it to hell.

Needless to say,
It was a tragedy.

I once …

19 Thoughts on “Days Of Stupid!

  1. Aaah … so very nice.

  2. Wonderful words and great rhyming babe 🙂 Life lessons well learnt darling. Although you should still try to fly IMHO 😛

  3. And tht futwa at the start – loveliness che 🙂

  4. Ravi on July 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm said:

    aaaah u forgot ur trusted side-kick in scenes like lighting rocket, punching kid, pushing ur bike off the ledge etc etc lol ….. very nicely written 🙂

  5. Lovely piece. A flair with words and a knack for adventure 🙂 Love the ‘coalwalk’ section the most!

  6. Oh the allure of sheer simplicity!! Keep wielding that nib aye!

  7. fabulous..The firefly is the best…me proud.

  8. This is gold man… Loved its structure. Beautiful. Only one thing I’d tweak is take the ‘it’ out of ‘Some jokes, not everyone finds it funny’. 😉 And I’d I’ve ended with I once fell in love… stanza for all the obvious reasons. 😀
    This is the best I’ve read of yours.

    @Kits: Don’t mix bihari with gujju, please. As it is, they’re hard to handle on their own. Use futwa…haye or photu…che. 😀

    @Ravi: They always ignore ’em, sidekicks. 🙁

  9. Neeta on July 29, 2010 at 12:17 am said:

    Lovely work of art – the words as well as the pic! You are one person who can bring alive any incident (real or imaginary)! Hugs!!

  10. Spikedelik on July 29, 2010 at 12:57 am said:

    @V *bow*

    @Kits Oh I will fly alright! Keep an eye on the horizon!

    @Bro Oh bhai re tere bina bhi kya jeena! 🙂

    @Jigz, Mansi Super happy that you guys liked it! Welcome to Oxygen Flow! 🙂

    @Sri Hehehe finally long due appearance here. Thanx re!

    @Aniket Super thanx for the inputs. I have edited it. 🙂 Nice to know that you liked this post the best, I now have a new benchmark to aim at!

    @Neeta Ever gracious you be Nnnnnnmsdjbh!

  11. @ Micky – Duly noted 🙂

  12. Man, so much poetic flair! Impressive!

  13. Lovely ! beautiful this is….

  14. This is phenom work of art and expression. So simplistic and genuine. Very, very real. I could totally imagine you doing those idotic things MUUUhaha. You know I lou you man!

    Nice work Spikey. You keep getting better and better 😀 And so does your art work fyi 🙂

  15. Spikedelik on July 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm said:

    @Arun Thanx man! Hope I live up to all these kind words in the future too!

    @Dev Super thanx RaneMan! And for the FB love as well!

    @Dee Well idiotic stuff makes for interesting reads na? I will do my best to stay idiotic 😛 And super glad that my art-work is being liked as well! Weee

  16. Mehul on August 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm said:

    u got it out of the well… but u dint quite burn it.. i still hav it … 😉 loll

    awesomeee man.!!

  17. Prateek on August 2, 2010 at 3:37 am said:

    Just amazing… loved it…

  18. very honest writing.. beautiful writing.. uff and the crack in the branch – kya banaya hai!! it must be something to be inside your mind!

  19. Bee Bee on July 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm said:

    Hi, I read about Black River Poets in the newspaper yesterday and I loved the idea 🙂 Sounds real fun.
    Checked it out too!!
    Then I hopped on to your blog to check your stuff here – super cool you are I say! 🙂
    Btw, who draws those beautiful pictures in this blog? You??

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