A funny thing happened on my way to work
As I sat in my car rumbling and grumbling about the psycho boss
Who praised seldom and shouted a lot
I saw a neighbor dressed in khaki
Bidding goodbye to his young family
Will he come back one never knows
Where in comparison to him stand my ‘job woes’
A funny thing happened to me today
Just as I finished shouting at my little boy
He forgot his home work and scattered his toys
The news broadcaster spoke of a bus filled with boys
That slammed into a train fatally
I looked at the tear streaked faces of moms on TV
And wondered somewhat guiltily
Did they too shout on their little boys
About unfinished homework and scattered toys?
A funny thing happened when I went to bed
Complaining about how I never get any rest
How my back hurt from house work and my feet ached
The magazine I picked to read opened on a page
A paraplegic’s face stared out at me
My aches then seemed like a blessing to me
They showed what god had bestowed on me
A working body that ‘en’ abled me
A funny thing happened on my way to the mall
On a red light crossing my car came to a halt
A naked baby carried astride the waist
Of a little girl hardly nine years of age
Looked imploringly into my face
I lingered, my car stalled
In my mind’s eye I recalled
The pegs of clothes that hung carelessly on my walls
Suddenly I didn’t need to shop at all
A funny thing happened as I went to eat
in a fancy restaurant on an upmarket street
Dressed in formals I stood waiting in queue
I saw a simple food cart roll through
Its bell tinkling, pleasant smells wafted by
Bringing alive memories not yet old enough to die
When food meant something hot and cheap
To be shared with a gang of friends and purchased by heaps
Suddenly the five starred restaurant lost it’s Appeal
I ran behind the cart for a hearty meal.
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. The Write Over the Weekend inspiration for this time was
‘A funny thing happened on my way to….’
14 Comments Add yours
Beautifully written 🙂
thank you perspectives and prejudices 🙂
So touching, you are so clever with words
Zinal, so nice to see you here. Thank you for your compliment! Though I wish I were actually clever with words. They have been giving me a lot of trouble these days 🙂
Oh, you are! Believe you me!
simply awesome.. and heartfelt !
thank you Horus!
You just made my day. Thanks . :-).Beautifully written.
too good….keep writing more and more such words
Beautifully written and what a heartfelt message.
We need such funny things happening all through our days and life.
This is a wake-up call indeed.
Not at all funny, very real, serious & true.
Wonderfully shared. Congrats for WOW.
thanks Anita! am glad you liked it
This was special and marvelously done. I suspect if we tried we could all consider these and it would sit us back.