Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Done it again

Let me tell you in gleeful numbers 
that it is never too late to tie the knot
Age is never a factor that encumbers
A virile man from taking a pot shot

This poet had penned a verse not too far back
About the Haryana farmer who married at 84 alack
And fathered a son at the ripe old age of 94
Little did I know then what more was in store

He has gone and done it again in 2 years' time
At 96, another son; if you giggle, he doesn't care a dime
Three cheers to Ramajit Raghav the Haryanvi stud
For scoring twice where many another has proved to be a dud 
The couple named the first child Vikramajeet
And the new arrival to rhyme is named Ranjeet 

The secret of Raghav's energy is certainly not Boost
Nor does he eat chicken which come home to roost 
Half kilo of almonds is what he eats every day
Washed down with 2 litres of milk, his mainstay 
Chapatis and vegetables comprise his daily meal
Which has given this one time wrestler a body of steel
Alcohol and tobacco he scrupulously eschews
For ordinary mortals such abstinence will give the blues

A cheer to his spouse Shakuntala Devi aged 52
For this signal achievement in which she played a role too 

( Based on a news item in Times of India dasted 16th October, 2012)

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Before you open your mouth and say "yuck"
Let me warn you this ditty does indeed suck

It's about a worm eating contest in Florida
Which Edward Archibold(32) did consider
For the much touted, coveted prize to be won
Which was ... a female ivory ball  python

Ed goes  on munching several dozen roaches
and handful of worms as the deadline approaches
Alas, he ate not too wisely but ate too well
Within minutes his face began to swell
After bouts of  vomitting, down on the ground he fell

They put him in an ambulance and to the hospital fled
On examining the Doc pronounced " brought dead"

The contest held  by Ben Siegel Reptiles had strict terms
It gave only 4 minutes for eating roaches and worms
The one who ate the  most needed a certification 
That he didn't vomit, an automatic disqualification

The firm praised Edward, who was certainly a trend setter
They said "We are sorry, we will not get to know him better

Dear reader, donot ever  venture into contests like these
There are far better methods to get a python as a pet, please 

( based on a news report in the Times of India dated 10th October, 2012)