Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Fable - Third World and The Yokel

Success at last!!

After a gruelling three hours of disciplinary action against my creative block, here's the outcome :) Not much considering the effort it required, but hey, its a respectably decent beginning!


Once there was, this third world place
Of crowded streets, little food and many a face.

A software town - home of the wicked and wise,
Outsourced jobs et al - the kind the First World despised.

'Twas here she lived , an ambitious yokel
Protagonist, an atheist - star of this fable.

Prepped for a job, she joined the workforce
Of a start-up firm - IT services of course!

And so her quest began; project-on-site her goal
Equivalent to, a frenzied spell at her console.

She IMed and worked, and then IMed some more.
Volunteered, networked, made friends galore.

Even then found the time to pine and to yearn
For all things in the First World she was yet to learn.

Finally, a smiling Karma and six months after
Found our yokel headed for the good 'ol Nor'Easter.

With arms wide open, for long the West had beckoned
Yet the charm wore out, sooner than she had reckoned!

Amidst cooking fumes and curries of lunch for the morrow
Our yokel pined again for her old home in sorrow.

N'er a happy ending is there to this tale
For the heart wants what it wants, regardless of locale!

Viva Globalization!

(c) VedicVerses


5 comments:

Stirred not shaken! said...

Great prose, hope you don't mind me googling you and finding your blog. Let me know.

Nyssa said...

Why would I mind? Hmm... but do I know you?

Zero said...

Nice poem :-).

Didn't like the ending though.

"N'er a happy ending is there to this tale (???)
For the heart wants what it wants, regardless of the locale!"

And to follow her heart, decided the Yokel,
Started her own company, with a great revenue model.

As the business grew, there was lots of work,
So she hired all her friends and got them to New York!

When the Sun was shinging, they made a lot of hay,
They soon became a force to reckon in the area of the Bay.

Now Yokel was so rich, she didn't need to work,
She hired people to cook & code & do all the boring stuff.

She got herself a spaceship that ran as fast as thought,
She then zip-zapped the globe, meeting all she wanted to, first world or naught!

~ Neel.
I luv happy endings... :-).

Sorry, couldn't resist posting the reply here too... I hope you don't mind me suggesting alternative endings to your creations...

Zero said...

Nice poem :-).

Didn't like the ending though.

"N'er a happy ending is there to this tale (???)
For the heart wants what it wants, regardless of the locale!"

And to follow her heart, decided the Yokel,
Started her own company, with a great revenue model.

As the business grew, there was lots of work,
So she hired all her friends and got them to New York!

When the Sun was shinging, they made a lot of hay,
They soon became a force to reckon in the area of the Bay.

Now Yokel was so rich, she didn't need to work,
She hired people to cook & code & do all the boring stuff.

She got herself a spaceship that ran as fast as thought,
She then zip-zapped the globe, meeting all she wanted to, first world or naught!
(C) Nyassa & Neel B.
~ .
I luv happy endings... :-).

Hey Nyssa,
Hope you don't mind ppl writing alternative endings based on your creativity..

Abhi abhi said...

Strange butterfly, this heart.
It always desires the other branch to alight upon.
Possibly all it wants is to never set,
But always stay aflutter?

Lovely poem. Light yet deep and it rhymes all the way. I say the Yokel is pretty rockel! :D