Writing 101, Day 6: Fallacy
Assignment: Today, let’s write poems that are wholly illogical.
Let’s see how miserably we can get reason to fail; both our reason and the reason that guides our readers.
Try not to consider this prompt as a call to nonsense but rather a call to use your good(creative)sense to arrive at firmly misconstrued ends. Surprise yourself.
I’ve never surprised myself yet,
Today must be the day I bet.
When I read the word Fallacy,
Immediately I thought of logic and philosophy.
Poets and philosophers are not the kind,
To enter so readily in my unoccupied mind.
What will I write if I haven’t a clue,
Time is fast approaching when this is due.
This is the true story of a stranger,
Who posed as a religious holy man.
My mother was impressed by his behavior,
She immediately became his fan .
He wanted rice and sweets on that day,
My mother sent the servant shopping,
While his sermon started without delay,
And my naive mother was busy cooking.
The food was ready he sat at the table,
Ate as much as he was able.
He mentioned he needed some cash,
To get something for my mother in a dash.
In the meantime he declared in that corner,
There is a whole lot of treasure for her.
With these words he left our house that day,
Promising to come back yet another May.
Did we see him ? Unfortunately not,
My mom deserved what she got.
God gave us brain to use it not lose it,
Can we ever learn from our mistakes ?
I sincerely doubt it!