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!
Hi. I’m Sparsh, your fellow blogger. Your poem certainly gave me an idea to think about mine.
Liked your theme as well. 🙂
Thank you Sparshsehgal, delighted to know you, I’m glad my poem is helpful. 🙂
All of us can be gullible at one time or another, huh? This is very good!
Yes, thank you.To convince my mother you only had to repeat some religious words. She’d be ever ready to follow you. 🙂
Ahhh. That must be scary for you!
Yes, but my mom trusted people, even if she didn’t know them. 🙂
Unfortunately my mom never thought ill of anyone, to her if they are repeating the words of God, how can she not trust them.
Thank you so much for your comment, Mescalime. I appreciate it a lot. 🙂
What an amazing job you do with rhyming! This is a great poem 🙂
Thank you so much for the comments since 2012, without them I wouldn’t have blogged this long. 🙂
Ranu, this is a great anecdote in shape of poetry. Really enjoyed it! Well done! Hope your mum didn’t make same mistake again 😊
A great lesson to be learned from your poem, Ranu. Yes indeed use your brain 🙂
This was my mother, who felt anyone who recites some spiritual words, can do no wrong.
Than you Leslie for your comment. 🙂