Raj Arumugam


Know Your Brain - Poem by Raj Arumugam

With all these advances
in neuroscience
it’s time you numbskulls
learn a little about your brains


1
First up, you must know
your brain’s made of the
right hemisphere and the left hemisphere -
and what do they say to each other
when they can’t agree with each other?
“Let’s split.”

2
You know the neurons
(no, not morons – neurons, you moron) –
now, why do they love emails?
Cos they love sending and receiving
lots of messages, these neurons do

3
Now, you 100bn-deficit no-brainers -
do you know what
your brain does
when it sees a friend across the street?
Yes, it sends a brainwave…

And when does your brain get afraid?
Yep, when it loses its nerve…

And be alert - never give your brain a bath
cos you don’t want to be brainwashed, do ya?

4
You get fired, baby,
you don’t work any more;
but your neurons -
they get working when fired

5
And for more advances in neuroscience
you might want to consult your nearest
neurosturgeon…


with all these advances
in neuroscience
it’s time you numbskulls
learn a little about your brains -
while I get back to slicing these donors' brains fine;
or making them into soup -
just part of the trade, you know, of neuroscience


Poet's Notes about The Poem

..mostly jokes from online sources...some dark humour too from neuroscience...I do claim some brainwork, transforming the jokes into verse...there's an art in stealing ideas, you know...

Comments about Know Your Brain by Raj Arumugam

  • Gold Star - 15,269 Points Ramesh Rai (7/26/2013 8:44:00 AM)

    brilliant write. like your write (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,911 Points Savita Tyagi (7/16/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    A very interesting and light hearted poem! Thank you for enlightening us Raj ji! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,911 Points Savita Tyagi (7/16/2013 7:59:00 AM)

    Very interesting light hearted poem! Thank you for enlightening us Raj ji. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 35,597 Points Gajanan Mishra (7/16/2013 7:34:00 AM)

    know your brain, very good composition, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 16, 2013


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