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A Story Straight from kangaroo’s pouch

Oh so you want to listen to a story
guess what, i have a beautiful story
a story you have never ever heard
and what a lovely story is it
this story i have in my pouch
but before i tell you about this story
let me tell you what this is about
so knock on your ears
and tell them to wake up
and finish that hot chocolate
while i tell you more
so this story is about mmmm
it is about a butterfly who escaped a net
and flew and danced around
it is about that caterpillar in the bottle
who munched on leaves and asked for a sandwich
its is about that zebra who went to get a tattoo
and got stripes and now is suing the jungle tattoo joint
it is about summer sun
and how a cloud changed its scorching heart
it is about the singing moon
and how stars danced all night
it is about flying monkeys
who flew only in the winter nights( why?…ask them )
and how  two little kids danced and giggled
watching a happy free butterfly dance in the garden
how a little piece of sandwich which someone put in the jar
teased a caterpillars taste buds and he decided he wanted more of that
how the jungle court found the tattoo bar guilty
and told them to draw a beautiful pink butterfly on zebras head
( ouch did he want that ! )
how  two big elephants enjoyed the first shower
when a cloud saved them from the summer heat that year
how two kittens and their friends
purred whole night listening to the singing moon
how some fruits traveled miles
along with the flying monkeys in a winter night
it is about everything under the sun
and mischievous waves which imitated his rage behind his back
oh i could go on and on with
what else this story is about
but now that you are yawning so loud
may be i should keep the real story
for some other time
and hey do not forget to call the lions in your dreams
or they will feel left out
( sometimes no matter how hard you try nothing comes to mind and your kids look at you, waiting for a new story..this was one of those and i added a bit to it today…but there are days i just make up stories about what a great story i have 🙂 )

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, it is always a delight to visit your blog. I love the way you write. It’s always refreshing and fun! Love & hugs xox

  2. This story sounds like it will be great when you get around to telling that cool part that came before that other cool part that all leads to the great part right before that awesome climax! Waiting for more, Soma! 🙂

  3. No no no I am not yawning…please continue… I want to hear more stories! Soma are you a teacher? If so I can imagine what a treat it must be for all the children to hear you, listen to you :)…god you make such wonderful stories ! Keep them coming 🙂


  4. Your kids are so lucky to have you tell them stories. I loved it too. You have a wonderful imagination. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. As a kid (or an adult), how could you not be entertained by all of that? Flying monkeys and tattooed zebras? C’mon! That’s awesome!

  7. Great piece of work! Thanks again for offering to cover my book; I’d be honored!
    Just let me know if I can help in any way…

  8. My children would have been much better of with these stories than the ones I told them I think. So sweet and so wonderful! Do you think if I set them on my lap and told my grandson your stories he would turn out less twisted than his father and his uncle? 😉

    (My sons are actually very nice young me they just have twisted humor)

  9. wow if this is how you are churning RANDOM story.. I wonder how it will be if you thought and made one out .. a STOREY MAKER in the making I will say ..

    this one made me stop and want to be that kid whose mum will be telling this story ..

    Can I listen to it again pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  10. This is so cute, Soma! A pink kangaroo 😀
    You write wonderfull stuff. I love it! Hugs 🙂

  11. I love this 🙂 Bonita no doubt was loving this story, too. Your writing is just so wonderful.

  12. It was as always with all you write…Just simply wonderful fun Soma! 🙂 You have got the gift to keep us entertained and wondering just what you will write next. Bonita is so blessed indeed, she hears all these fun stories first, you are the best of Moms! 🙂 Hugs

  13. effective use twists and curves in composition

  14. Ugh. So, I read this yesterday and wrote a comment which apparently disappeared into the mist or the spam filter….

    I love these. I make up things for my children all the time. What is more amazing is their embellishments to the stories after I am through. They repeat them back with all their little characterizations added and extra plot twists….Too much fun.


  15. Being in my fourth childhood, this story worked extremely well for me, Soma! I love the stripe-tattooed zebra and the sandwich munching catepillar! So what’s not to like here?

  16. It’s beautiful…

  17. Well, for a person who is running out of stories Soma dear – you come up with some lovelies. Pink elephants I’ve heard – but pink kangaroos. OMG what next, I shudder 🙂

  18. Soon your BABY will be the fan of your stories. Lucky child.

  19. he, he, Silly Zebra and silly Soma….love your child-heart and quirky-love. xoxoxo Sam

  20. Lovely story….:) Now I have one to tell my niece too…:) God…kids I tell you…I always fall short of stories! My mother says the same about me when I was a kid…! Well, they are a curious lot. 🙂
    My favorite lines from the poem:
    it is about a butterfly who escaped a net
    and flew and danced around
    it is about that caterpillar in the bottle
    who munched on leaves and asked for a sandwich.

    Awesome post!

  21. A very lyrical little story, filled with wonder!

  22. I was thinking the same thing that Stuart just said! This is just wonderful, Soma. What a delightful world view you have. And what a lucky child to claim you a mama! 🙂

  23. I loved this, Soma, and how you wove all the animals into this story about the story you have! I chuckled and smiled all the way through! Very clever, as you always are, and I’m sure your daughter is in awe of just how wonderful her Mom is! Hugs to you, sista! xoxo

    • Thanks Lauren..Bonita now knows very well that her mom is one mad lady..and she comes up with befitting replies like when i told her this story and asked her if she liked it she told me ..yes i love girraffes n giggled

  24. Hi,
    That is excellent, I loved how you worked all the animals into the story, I smiled, I laughed, so very well done, and you threw in a bit of Australia in there as well, you are very talented, I really did enjoy reading your post. 🙂

  25. You have such a wonderful talent for story telling Soma and one that offers a sweet taste to anyone that cares to read them 🙂 In truth your beautiful words paint a picture of happiness throughout your entire Space my great friend and I for one have enjoyed reading this most delightful adventure 🙂

    Have a lovely Thursday Soma 🙂

    your Friend Androgoth XXx

  26. Soma, a story of life with a little twist! I love it!
    And, the zebra got justice too!

  27. The titlle is curious, but the story is very nice.. You are a capable writer

  28. You make me smile with your every post. Thank you!

  29. Soma.. What a brilliant way of story telling…
    Loved it… I think it is a story in itself…
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  30. This is lovely Soma! 🙂

  31. The beautiful story……smile for you Soma and family

  32. Oh this needs to be in a children’s book. How I love this, I cannot say. Too beautiful shall I say, as it has a pure joyful soul springing up with minds of innocent days.

    Smiles and smiles to collect. 🙂

  33. Hi Soma, yes,yes,yes I wanted to hear a story very badly and here you are with excellent story,cartoon is superb, thanks you gave me much needed laugh today.

  34. Pure Mukerjee madness that comes straight from the heart. It never fails to bring a smile to an old fella’s face! 🙂

  35. Perhaps, the best part is that I keep reading because I am never quite sure where you are headed. Thanks,

  36. Too good Soma! I can imagine the delighted, giggling faces of your children 🙂

  37. Write a book and name it SSS, Soma’s short stories. 🙂

  38. Soma, I loved it! It was the first story I read today, it fact, it was the first post I read today, and it made my day. You got my mind set for all wonderful possibilities. I don’t know anyone who can come up with a story as you do. Your daughter is very blessed to have you for her mom!
    Have a most wonderful day, my friend!
    Love ♥ Hugs ♥ xx

    • You are one of the most generous soul Deb…just the most beautiful golden heart….
      Thanks Deb not just for this comment but for every single time you sent me hugs…by pics n by words…no one showers love like you do….love you
      big hugs 🙂

  39. I want to see this published as a children’s book! Wonderful!

  40. Soma Star …..xx
    Beautiful story ………
    The Zebra !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
    the little kittens under the moon !!!!!! 🙂
    The two little kids 🙂
    This is a perfect story ……….
    For kids
    For adults
    For everyone – 🙂
    This is so beautiful 🙂
    I love the language you use ————— 🙂
    Please remain the beautiful child at heart that You are 🙂
    Love Love Love ………………
    and admiration at your mind and heart 🙂

    Cat xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  41. Great, you wonderful word-artist… ‘big smile’

  42. Excellent. I enjoyed the Jungle Tattoo joint. Marvellous fun!

  43. Very Seuss-esque! 🙂


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