An Empyrean Plot ? —The Canine Ken…

‘They’ had promised no grown-ups for company— for keeps.
But grown-ups patiently snitch dreams as he seraphically sleeps
Alongside his percipient pal who simply refuses to grow up—
Essaying, enigmatically, the ebullient conduct of an adoring pup !

The heavens’-sent escort was also a determined dude—
Having plotted the path to implement his mandate—
Fetching, en-route, to the infantile mind a fairy- land interlude,
And, engineer, eventually, the cherub’s embrace by the awaiting fate.

Now ‘those’ who stow away his day-dreams intact
Are primed-and-ready participants- as a matter of fact:
Anointed “parents” in this temporal world’s temperate scheme—
Teach by treating a wooden toy as his peer: the time-tested theme…

Wherefore, to dissipate smoothly, his sense of any unbearable loss,
As he awakens, of cozy memories now however much distant !
Of blithe innocence—thence,to forget here, whatever, earlier, he was…
His customary cry, hence, is a sign of all well-done and and meant !

Every back-packed dream, clinically, packed back and ‘shipped’ ABOVE–
To be re-packaged for the next ‘Bundle’ of ” JOY and LOVE “…
Meanwhile, the sagacious ‘puppy-doggy’, discreetly, philosophizes,
Reviewing, stoically, human stereo-types of varying shapes and sizes…


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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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