Not Swimming But Crawling! (Don'T Laugh) - Poem by Geetha Jayakumar
Riding on back of pride
I declared I will learn swimming at any cost
I know my mind was just shivering on the very thoughts of swimming
How can I let anyone know of my weakness
For I am too afraid water and swimming was beyond my imagination.
But I had to take the challenge in front of everyone.
Words sounded as if I am going for a war
Everyone wished me happy learning
With a brand new swimming suit
I went for swimming
Not in swimming pool
But in the river so cool
I felt the river froze me deep into ice
And felt these fishes are going to put me in frying pan
Jumped here and there as I was surrounded with beautiful fishes.
Suddenly a water snake hissed at me with gleamy eyes
As if it's going to kill me with poisonous crush.
It was the first day of the session
Sun was at peak
Giving us a weary look, not sure
Few funny crowd like you and me.
I just felt let me relax in the stone seen nearby
Suddenly I felt I am just floating in water
I felt I am floating on tortoise back
With a scream my dream ended
That I found myself riding on crocodile's back
In a pool of sweat I found myself swimming
Just had a heavy Humpty Dumpty fall
landed me with fractures in hospital
Doctors asked why this heavy fall
I said riding on crocodiles back
Made me fall from the bed
And found myself crawling in the hospitals bed!
Never declare anything when excited.......Ha..Ha..Smiles!
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