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(10 Dec 50 / DehraDun, India)

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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.

Submitted: Sunday, October 06, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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A short self assessment. I do hope friends who know me agree that I am as good :)

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  • Hazel Durham (10/12/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    A happy and content man you are with a life lived to the full and with your great sense of humour still intact!
    An entertaining and insightful write!

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  • Deepak Sawhney (10/7/2013 10:03:00 AM)

    Ha! Ha! Naida. I meant it to be a satyr on myself with the intent of making others laugh. Yes you are right, on a serious note I am more than content with myself...couldn't be happier. By the way I am a fairly good plumber cum electrician. In life the funniest situation/the best sense of humour is if one can laugh at oneself :)

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (10/7/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    I LIKE THE thought of you looking back at your earlier life and know that you did good and you are satisfied with it. Not everyone will feel the same as you do for sometimes they still feel regret.
    But as read your poems I sense inner peace contentment and a readiness to what life will still bring.
    You can do great things as a pilot to the most simple ones as a plumber (laughs) , and you are still happy about it.
    This poem Is you.

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