When boredom sets in

To hell with current events

The daily dose of allegations

And a spate of rejoinders

Extremists at it again

Security tightened, the minister assures

The judge’s promotion order withheld

Complaints of ill-gotten wealth galore

Trade unions unhappy about the pay hikes

Indefinite strike, the only solution

Climate change delays onset of rains

There may be crop failure, but no problem

We have surplus stock

Enough is enough, I said to myself

The world of fiction beckoned me

It was a long one but fast moving

A girl in her 20s and beauty conscious

Her would-be very strict and watchful

Don’t dress like a city girl

When she defied he blocked her way

I don’t know what will happen

But it takes you back in time

When teenagers were less free….

Let’s wait and see


Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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