Papaya Leaf vs Kiwi

PAPAYA LEAF VS KIWI: EQUAL MATCH TO COMBAT THE DENGUE

I am the Plebeian Papaya Leaf, indubitably, deemed humble–
To recognize me, in a cluster, readily, one would Fumble
For, the cynosure of the lot was always the exotic fruit
Unrivaled in taste, helped the wily merchant in his loot,
Until, one day, reputations had begun to tumble…

As the saying goes, nobody looks in his own backyard
For ambrosia— a place for all things you would discard…
But, the Maker,in his wisdom, has a visionary scheme–
Involving the meek..the humble with an audacious theme–
To provide the panacea that will be every doctor’s day-dream !

So, here I am, unostentatiously, to take on, being privy
To a wind-whispered communique’ to affront the KIWI
And prove the local legend true unlike the foreign fable
By being a medical marvel, efficacious and awfully affordable
To Gran’ma,re-invented,under Hippocratic oath, at the kitchen table !

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.( C.). KUMAARA SUKEJA. SEPT. 2015.

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About Kumaara Sukeja

As for my bio-tidbits, had studied English Literature for my B.A ( Hons.) degree in the 70s.Dad was a writer and a journalist of repute in the vernacular media in his time. There were also others before him in the family who had celebrated works in their names in the Kanarese, the local language.I was fascinated by Ogden Nash for one for his originality. Among the literary devices, I have almost a weakness for Alliteration and Rhyme schemes also come easy to me. As one grows mellow with age—I am Sixty–I guess, Empathy is one virtue that develops in the character, naturally, after shedding a lot of flab throughout the years…Although my name is Ramesha, I prefer to write under my pen name.

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