Of all things she loved about her self
was definitely her ability to doze
at the click of half a button
at the drop of hat
or in the midst of din
for often in social science classes
with a certain mary kutty teacher
leading her through history
in a voice sonorous
even when on a half a stomach
from the meager hostel spread
she still managed to sleep
dropping off her head
on the rather hefty shoulders
of two friends in the classroom
who kindly nudged her awake
when the teacher turned side
once though her sleep
which now earned her names as
‘kumbakaran’s sister ‘
got her much wrath
when a hapless onlooker
lost it in laughter
and the teacher sent her out
for the crime of laughing
at the criminal who was sleeping,clueless
this they said led to feuds and frictions
among best friends
and took years to heal
however the trials and tribulations of living
never deprived her of the joy of sleeping soundly
that perhaps is the reason for her rather sheepish grin!
many angry shouts and much water has been wasted
much advise given and least of all taken
years of scolding somehow only reinforced
the desire, the love and the admiration
for a good sleep
call it mattressomania
its a pretty sound condition to be in!
PS:Cast not an evil eye on my sleep!
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Those terms at the end, Im going to try them out on my granddaughter for a laugh. (She too sleeps a lot).
Also, thanks to you I learned some things about the Ramayana after investigating the “sister” nickname. Glad I did. So much I don’t know!
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They say, blessed are those who sleep well, my sleep is something like neighbour’s envy, owners pride!