Veteran Poet - 1,108 Points (7TH OCTOBER 1951 / Trissur, Kerala State, India.)

Wise Guy- - - - Poem by RAVIKIRAN ARAKKAL

Upon a time there was
A wise guy educated
By gurus, learnt vedas
And vedanta, the full knowledge
Of everything under the sun
In Indian continent
Wanted to cross a river
Took measurements
Of variuos depths
Found out average
Of four feet and crossed
In glee to drown in the middle
And was rescued from it
By a passing fisherman.

Next time he boarded
A train from point A to B
Got an upper berth,
Climbed down to buy
A bottle of water,
Whence the train left
And another train
From point B to point A
Which he clambered into
Lying in an upper berth,
Asked the person
In the lowe berth
Where he was proceeding
To which the reply
Came as point B to A
When the wise man exclaimed
Look at the gain of science
The person in lower and upper
Berths travelled in
Directions of opposite
And slept peacefully
To reach where he stated from.
To his great amazement.

Ravikiran Arakkal

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

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