Deepak Sawhney (10 Dec 50 / DehraDun, India)
The one and the only
Ha! What a delectable thought
Dissect myself to the bone, I ought
“A Jack of all trades”
A man of no hues or shades.
As a kid I thought I could climb the tallest tree
Realised a clumsy ‘Humpty Dumpty’ that’s me
Fell from no more than six feet high
Broke a tooth and a howled with a sprained thigh.
Was willy nilly pushed into a uniform
Thought I was a bird and took to the air
Was looked after well by a service most fair
The aircraft flew well and I got to reform.
Made a name for myself as a decent pilot
Eventually leaked out as a dripping faucet
Today I lead a great retired life
Ah! Blessed am I to have decisive wife.
At times am tasked to work as a plumber
I can’t handle the leak and am dubbed ‘dumber’
When lights go off I am told to reset the fuse
Oh that’s easy, light a candle, else what is it’s use?
Once in a way I doodle and draw a squiggle masterpiece
Scribbling and scrawling from childhood has been my expertise
Well that’s me; I love my life for what I am
Who could do things more to perfection than I can?
Thank you ‘Lord’ I do have some great friends
Who are always there for helping out odds and ends
I do believe I am a ‘Top Cat’
In great humility ‘Amen’ to that.
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