The Invasion of “U”s and “UR”s…


The discarded letter Y, upset
Self-righteously began to fret–
Mulling over various means and modes
To expose the apostate at cross-roads–

A newfangled “AVATAR” with a penchant
For vowels leaving the Pedagogue trenchant !
Orthography randomly altered sans any concomitant
Afflicting, in usage, each and every piqued consonant–

Petitioned jointly Goddess Saraswati and the Muse
To henceforth, not appease, inspire or even enthuse
Instead leave the Rebel in confusion– solely self-wrought
As to whether to say–appropriately–“Y'” or rather “Y not” ?


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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.

2 thoughts on “The Invasion of “U”s and “UR”s…

  1. VijayNair

    The thematic concerns of this fine literary piece are brilliantly spotlighted with the aid of the tongue- in- cheek figure of speech.

  2. kumaara sukeja

    Thank you sir. As always there is nothing more fulfilling than being a recipient of such gratifying comments !


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