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Ya-aawn

There is a tree
that lives in my backyard,                                         
in her youth she was infamous
for her loud snores and yawns,
and as all other trees were taken
the arboreals who lived on that tree
had no choice but to tolerate all that
but one day she took it too far
she yawned like she had never before
and she yawned and yawned and yawned
till it looked like she was crying and
Stretched her branches as far as she could
to shake off her laziness
Oh how could she, asked the clouds
and gossiped about it with the sun
Leaves and fruits fell down in bunches
oh! said the leaves,its not autumn
Ouch! said the fruits, that is so not fair
Oh you think you are the only ones hurt,
Asked the monkey and a squirrel
who had fallen on ground with a thud
Monkey said my bum would be red whole day
how would i explain this to my girlfriend
Squirrel started laughing and
Said your bum is always red
Not funny said the monkey
and pointed at squirrels bum which was red too
together they gave the tree a cold hard stare
They asked the tree to apologise and behave.
right then all of them heard a faint crack
they looked up at the nest on the tree
crack became louder
and out was a baby bird’s head                                 
what was that, the baby squeaked
Oh that made Mama bird so mad
Look what you did, she asked the tree
My baby is one day too early
and her first words are not
Mom I am hungry!
To calm her down the squirrel said
Oh but what a cute little baby you have
That warmed up Mama birds heart and
she smiled with pride and said Yes she is
but I am not going to forgive the tree
and while they got busy loving the baby
and hating the tree
A cat and a dog who were playing
in the house came running
To see and be the part of the fight
Meow said the cat, she meant hey you guys have rights
You should report this incident, call the police
Woofs said the dog, call animal protection and sue the tree
Monkey said I will, first let me have some fruits
Squirrel said me too, after my stomach is full
and house well stocked
Mama bird had a baby to feed
and teach her new chirps
Meow and woof looked a little disappointed
and they called the tree boarders lazy and greedy
A snake who saw all this from his hole,came out
and hissed at both the cat and the dog
for talking like humans
Some worms even heard the hiss
using harsh words like humanoholic
Nearby an owl was watching all this
with sleepy eyes
He said hoo hoo hoo
Which clearly meant oh my god
and me oh I was carrying little bubbah
on my shoulder that day and
he said bub bub bub bub baaa and yawned
which shocked everyone
look what happens when you ya-aawn
and stretch your hands that wide
such a bad example was that tree
who still lives in my backyard
©Somkritya
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About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

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  1. Hi Soma
    I stumbled across your blog today.
    I just like the poetry and richness of your blog.
    Let it keep flowing for us

    Praveen

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  2. Dear Soma, you have a special gift in writing and I agree with the bloggers who have commented before me, you should consider publishing an anthology of your work. I would be one of the first in line to purchase your book. :) I always enjoy visiting your blog. God bless xox

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  4. Soma, did you tell me that you wrote a children’s book? If you didn’t, you should. Imagine the fun kids (of all ages) would have reading your stories and poems.

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  6. This is thoroughly delightful! I think I have yawned that yawn…recently!
    Red.

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  7. HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER SOMA XOXOXOXO
    I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH
    THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING ME
    THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING THE INBETWEENS OF ME
    THANK YOU FOR SEEING ME AS I AM ………
    I AM GONNA BE WRITING AND WRITING AND WRITING MUSIC ………..
    BECAUSE IT’S IN MY HEART AND CAN’T HOLD IT IN
    AND I HAVE TO TAKE IT EASIER ON MYSELF .
    LOVE YOU AND HEAVEN IS WHAT WE MAKE OF IT …….
    YOU HAVE MY EMAIL :)
    I WILL BE UPDATING MY SITE ONCE IN A WHILE :) LOVE YOU
    YOU ARE SO UNDERSTOOD BY ME XOXO
    YOU ARE REALLY REALLY LOVED
    XO
    C

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  8. Amazing, Soma, how you have woven such wonderful words around a tree! Love your imagination!

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  9. Blood-Ink-Diary

    Lol ! What a humour and witty post, mata Somi ! Man, wish I had that kind of humour to write about – but, you totally put a smile and few laughs on my face! Wonderful post, dear Somi.

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  10. I hear my trees stretch and yawn all the time. Never thought about what trouble it could cause!
    Scott

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  11. How did I miss this? OMG, well here I am and I love, love love it :) you just have such a gift and such a way with making people laugh!! This is just so good! Hugs :)

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  12. Love your tales, as always. The child-like heart, wit, and hug-worthy value. Wouldn’t you know….I just posted about trees, too. Isn’t that something. :))))) Love, Sam

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  13. I suspect this was a Neem tree. Very enjoyable tale. Loved the dog and cat coming out with all of their advice.

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    • Thank you Steven but i am surprised how did guess it was a neem tree!
      i had Neem,peepal,mango,guava,jamun,Amla and other trees in my backyard it was a lovely place to dream and play :)

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      • That sounds so cool! I guessed at the Neem tree, simply because it is the first tree I think of when I think of your country. At that is because of the short story i wrote, which centered around a boy and the Neem tree in his backyard. :)

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  14. I want a tree just like that in my backyard, so I can have all that joie de vivre out my window!

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  15. You have got the most wonderful imagination, Soma! The stories you come up with always bring a smile to my face! Not that I’m not smiling, but a bigger smile!
    Hey, I missed you too while I was gone too! I hope you had a great birthday!
    Love and Hugs xx

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  16. Wow!!!
    Hats off to your imagination, Soma!
    Excellent, simply amazing!
    Totally enjoyed it!

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  17. Wonderful story … and the opening pic sets the stage very well!

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  18. and it is still there WOW..
    I am very dumb when it comes to poems etc , but this one was beautiful nice and simple , the words used simple for people like me ot understand tooo :)

    the monkey – squirrel -mama bird :) awesome loved it

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  19. Soma it’s a fantastic story, from first line to the last,amazing, hats off to your imaginative power.

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  20. Beautiful! And lots of fun, too.

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  21. Amazing poem….loved it :)

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  22. And it went on and on – one amusing snippet after another. Careful with these tales or all the children will follow you (the Piper of Words) – and I meant children at heart as well.

    Soma dear – you must seriously consider compiling all these into an anthology.

    Peace and luv to an entrancing storyteller :-)

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  23. Oh Soma, you are such a wonderful weaver of words with magic in poems and stories! :) I loved this and it was just such a fun and amazing read until the end! Hugs :)

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  24. Poor tree, gets blamed for everything! Well, maybe he deserves it.

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  25. WORD HUG …..
    WOW !!!!!!!!
    INNER CHILD WOW
    THIS IS A WHOLE STORY ….
    WOW
    WOW
    WOW
    REMINDS ME IN TONE OF “THE GIVING TREE ”
    YOU ARE SO TALENTED !!!!!
    XO
    C

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    • Shel Silverstein…he is my God..absolutely love his work..and then the song,singing in the kitchen oh lovely that song..after reading your comment put on that song again…such beauty
      Thank you so much :)

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      • YES ,…..SUCH BEAUTY XXOXOXOXO

        GOOD MORNING XOXO
        JUST READ YOUR COMMENT FROM MY EMAIL – “RAVAGED WORLD” …… SOMEWHERE – SOMA .
        SUCH TRUTH …….
        PEOPLE CUT EACH OTHER UP FOR BEING DIFFERENT — FAITHS – CREEDS – APPEARANCES .- WAYS.OF BEING ……… OH MY GOODNESS – IT NEVER ENDS –
        BUT IT DOES END …..
        WHEN THE OTHER CHEEK IS TURNED ……
        I AM NOT MAKING A CHRISTIAN REF.
        BECAUSE I AM NOT A FUNDAMENTALIST – IN THAT KIND OF THINKING- NOT A PURITAN –
        JUST SOMEONE WHOM BELIEVES WITH ALL MY HEART –
        SPENT A GOOD CHUNK OF MY LIFE BEING AN ACTIVIST –
        AND MAKING VIDS FOR CAUSES ….. ALL GOOD …………… ALL LOVING .,……
        BUT THE ACTIVIST IN ME HAS LEFT THE BUILDING ———-
        SOFTNESS – SOFTNESS ……….
        IN OUR WORLD PLEASE ….:)
        YAY TO SHEL
        YAY TO DR.. SEUSS
        YAY TO THE LITTLE PRINCE
        :)
        LOVE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH ……XOXOXOXOXO

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  26. And to think, I thought the squirrel was lying this whole time

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  27. Hi,
    What a great story, I very much enjoyed reading this one about your tree in the backyard, and all the animals, just fantastic. :D

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  28. Soma, this was so fun to read and it truly did sound as good as any old classic! Wonderful! You are quite the storyteller, my friend! Big hug! xoxoxo

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  29. Looks like two trees embracing to me.

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  30. I think I am in love with your tree.

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  31. Very clever…i felt like i was reading an old, yet timeless classic. Well done!!!

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  32. Beutiful post, written with charming fantasy. i’m enchanted, while i read it.

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  33. Beautifully written, As always :)

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  34. You write really well Soma! You should publish your work. I enjoyed this one too :)
    Reminded me of Aesop’s Fables, I read as a kid.

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  35. -Znowu opisałaś historię związaną z twoją kulturą-pięknie,bo dzięki tobie ją poznaję….very nice day Soma ;-)

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  36. I really liked reading this! Very nice story/poem! Great write!

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  37. Just had to say, that was so much fun to read. Well done, Soma.

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  38. You know Soma this post had me glued to the end!!
    Wonderful! :)

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  39. That’s great! :D

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