There was a laddy, out on a quest,
With a black ink bottle, and a cuckoo in the nest.
A well crafted map, a pepper spray in hand,
He set out to marry, a princess very grand.
Two beautiful women, on his path he met,
Truth & Falsity, is how their names were set.
“Hello young man, if yonder you must go”,
“Craft us cloaks such that, only our souls they’d show.”
“If the cloaks show, any more than that,
Your head we shall cut, like a sewer rat.
Understand us women, understand us now,
Or your dreams of marrying her, will be smashed and how!”
The laddy was wicked, he knew what to do,
The pepper spray can he sprayed, on flowers twenty two.
The pollen now randomly falling, caused the flowers to mate,
Stood in the place of 22, now flowers 288.
The flowers he took, and turned them into a cloak,
Smeared on it the black ink, and let the ink soak.
He gifted it to Falsity, to pass the acid test,
To Truth he handed the map, and the cuckoo in the nest.
“Falsity this black cloak, is the falsehood you can wear,
Since you always lie, your soul you do not share.
The only soul the hood will reveal, is the sole of your feet,
That way men can be wary of you, and beat a fast retreat.
“Truth your soul is naked, a cloak you do not need,
Use the map for the paths, to Falsity do not pay any heed.
The cuckoo in the nest, you can now wipe out,
Troubles gone, for the true soul, men would not have to scout.”
Hearing this Truth and Falsity, dissolved into one,
And stood in their place The Princess of rhymes, words and pun.
“You are honest and shrewd, and you are rather wise,
You’ve understood a woman’s mind, you’ll get your prize.”
“A woman in my kingdom, wants a man such,
One for whom literal meanings, don’t hold meanings much.
Idioms he should understand, read between the lines,
Trap the woman in her own words, interpret all her signs.”
“Naked Truth and Falsehood, together make us women,
Each with her own moods, and each in her own den.
A woman and her wants, mostly need humour and wit,
Come I shall marry you, my groom to be you’re fit.”
(This post was written in response to this BlogAdda contest http://blog.blogadda.com/2010/06/23/what-women-want-indian-bloggers-share conducted in partnership with Pringoo.com)