Saturday, July 7, 2012


I  always wonder while statues I admire
Whether of Nelson in Trafalgar square
or Dadabhai Naoroji in Churchgate Mumbai
As  they stand on their  pedestals so high
How come their cheeks glow with such affulgence
Come rain or sunshine,as  they look at us with indulgence

Now the secret is out and what a shock it was
To know that it was the pigeons' poop that is the cause

New York Times reports  that all ye  ladies who aspire
To have a glowing skin and rosy cheeks should acquire
A mask containing nightingale droppnigs @ dollars 180
Apply it on your face for an hour, you're guaranteed to look  pretty
The powdered poop is flown  from land of cherry blossom
If you read how it is processed, it would sound so awesome

The excrement is sanitised under ultraviolet light
And then mixed with rice bran, an aesthetician's delight
Exfoliation and brightening of the skin will surely follow
Please  dont ridicule this remedy  if you think it sounds hollow

Remember that Cleopatra, the fairest of  womankind's ilk
Ascribed her beauty to bathing daily in donkey's milk

These exotic concoctions are most sought after today
Women  will try anything to keep signs of  old age at bay
Get a bee to sting you on the cheeks,and see how they puff
It's cheaper than botox,  if you dont get results, call my bluff

The skin care market is about to take a  quantum leap
Out of L'Oreal bottles you will see bees, worms and snails creep
Attacking the wrinkles,  crows feet near the corner of your eyes
Removing pimples, freckles and flakes from every nook and cranny
Leaving your cheeks as smooth as those of Hema Malini


Based on a news report in Times of India dated 6th July 2012

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