The Foolish Speaking English - Poem by Rajaram Ramachandran
To learn the Language English
To a cheater went a foolish
Village Indian, not very old,
Not so young, but middle aged.
The cheater gave him words three
And charged a heavy sum, as fee.
'Yes, no, alright' he was told,
To reply whatever anyone asked.
There was a body dead,
Midway on the road.
He stood at that spot
To know the matter what?
A police man, who came behind,
Asked him three questions to find,
Who killed the dead person,
Lying unclaimed by any one?
'Did you kill this person? '
'Yes' replied the innocent man.
'Was there present any one
When you killed this man? '
'No' said the foolish man.
'Will you come to the station? '
'Alright, ' said he, with no hesitation.
And was led to the police station.
When the fool was rough handled,
He cried aloud and replied
'The three words I was taught
I can use now, what I thought? '
'I didn't do the killing,
But was just watching
And became a victim
Of someone's crime.'
He was let off free
And ran away to see
His wonderful English tutor,
A first rate missing cheater.
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