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It’s all about the giraffes

“Short poems are anti giraffe” ~ the giraffe union
“Giraffism is the only way of life” ~the giraffe priest of Camelopardalis temple
“If God wanted us to read short poems he would have given us six legs” ~a kid
“those who write short poems must really hate giraffes a lot” ~a big shot after a big shot
I have always wanted to write a short poem
a poem that will be chihuahua small
will have seven to eight  lines
and not be complicated at all
not bound by bold or italics
or words that will make it too tall
but then i was struck by a thought
a thought which came with a huge pot
that if i write a poem so small
how will the giraffes read it !
They do have long black tongue which looks purple 
and their saliva is antiseptic says Dr. Curple
but that wont help them read my poem so small
giraffism is all about big and tall
so sitting on a lime
taking a lot of time
 i wrote a poem
which was big
and the giraffes read and liked it.
but now cats don’t like me at all

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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  2. Too funny!!!! I am always lifted by your special brand of humor…you are truly gifted in so many ways!

  3. You are a genius in the way that you write Soma! I always love visiting your blog. Love & hugs xox

  4. LOLZzzz….. It might be tough for Giraffes to read this one, but if they could, i bet u they will laugh twice

  5. From anti-giraffism to anti-catism….oh dear…I’m afraid to write fat poems as the hippos might take offence and sit on me…

    I know what I’ll do…write prose 🙂

  6. Good morning Soma,my holiday end…..I smile the poem….

  7. Loved the poetry and the accompanying imagery, Soma. And indeed you have injected deeper layers of humour within.



  8. Thanks for causing a smile for my morning! 🙂

  9. Goodnight Soma Star ……………
    It was a beautiful day …..
    i don’t know your time zone ……
    it’s 1:13 am here …..
    let me know so i can synch ….:) lol
    You woke me up tonight
    i shot out straight out of my bed
    I gotta go meet her for tea and cupcakes or something like that ……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Goodnight and Goodmorning
    and all the beautiful little times in between
    i will see you soon
    I love you ………
    xxx U2 =” MAGNIFICENT ”

  10. Now that I know giraffes are so sensitive it makes me want to tweak them even more.

  11. So YAY to the Soma Star ……………..:)
    and in a few hours when i put my brain on …….. i will link you back here ……
    i love you
    giraffes and all xoxoxoxoxoxo 🙂 xo

  12. you know , I saw a giraffe live first time when i came to uk, I had never seen it and It was such a lovely beautiful moment I sound like a baby now but it was . I took miliions of pictures and called my friends in india to tell them I saw a giraffe LIVE 🙂


  13. Loved the poem and the cartoon. Wonderful Ode to the giraffes. :+)

  14. Soma, this is my favorite work of yours! Great job! Lot’s of giraffe-tongue-in-cheek fun!

  15. OMG. I never knew of this. I promise to take care to write those really long ones then, and try dancing too 😀 For God Forbid! One cannot hurt them. But then what about the cats? 🙄 Sigh. There is no pleasing everyone. 😛 But then Soma, you’re doing an awfully good job at that 🙂 You please EVERYONE with your loverrrrrlly verse 🙂 🙂 Hugs! Thank you!

  16. The only giraffes I’ve seen have been in zoos. I figured they were sad because they were locked up – maybe it was the poetry. I’ll read to them next time.

  17. Very well done again Soma and very funny! You are a rainbow in my sky and many others, too!

  18. I adore you, love you, want to take you short dancing cause to take you tall dancing would mean I need much higher heels!!

    This was so funny, so delicious with my coffee.

  19. Love your new definitions of critterly personality traits!

  20. Somaji,
    I always enjoy your posts but this is the first time i could muster the energy to type a few words.You take me back to my childhood days when I used to read Champak,Nandan etc 🙂
    You should definitely publish a collection of poems for kids 🙂

    • Champak , Nandan , Chacha Chaudhari ..Kya yaaden hai …we used to have comics library every summer…
      Anshul thank you so much for this lovely comment
      am so glad you wrote here 🙂

  21. Oh cats…..oh well…as long as the dogs like you. I’m glad you went big….you’ve got bigness in you. Grand entertainment that made me smile, sigh, and think….once again. You are super!!!! Hugs and love, Sam

  22. This is really clever and funny, Soma. I like.

  23. Ha ha! My mum loves giraffes so I’ll send her a link to this.

    Don’t worry about the cats, they’ll show disdain and then they’ll come back. 🙂

  24. Giraffes always want things their way. If you have to please them, you could write your short poems then and stretch out the letters so that they’re long and skinny like a giraffe. Then the giraffes shouldn’t have anything at all to complain about. And they won’t boycott your site.

  25. Great funny cartoon Soma. Now I know why ants love me and giraffe hates me. Very funny and lovely poem. Please do write long poems we love them.

  26. Great cartoon, great text… 😉

    Giraffe language is a method that focuses on language and communication in the ups and withdrawal case of conflict – the method provides specific linguistic tools for conflict resolution – the principle of the giraffe language is that in a conversation in their own half and expresses its own needs, stick to the case and listen to the counterparty with empathy.

    Wolves languages ​​giraffe language contrast when talking wolf language, evaluate and accusations one another, hear what you hear and have difficulty sticking to the matter.

    Giraffe language is based on a non-violent communication (NVC) and was developed by the american psychologist Marshall Rosenberg… 😉

    – so one should not underestimate the giraffe poems… 😉

  27. Soma… giraffisms… very good! 😀 I write the odd small rhyme… I’ll have to consider the giraffes now as well! By the way, I also love your skeleton header! 😀

    • Tom thank you so much The moment i saw those skeletons i had to make a collage and then thought why not header….Thanks a ton
      Tom since that hole in the bathroom and the journeys you have been taking in future and past Giraffes love you i dont know why but they do 🙂

  28. Hahahaaaaaaaa great post Soma…:)

  29. Could they manage it if they did the sirsasana do you think?
    Awesome as always 😀 Your little gift earlier was thoughtful enough, but this has truly cheered me up! Thanks Soma, LOVED it.

    • OMG Sirsasana why didnt i think of that ….that is brilliant..i will definitely convey this message to the giraffe union…
      Wish you a lovely weekend Madhu
      Hugs n love 🙂

  30. Amusing and fun. You are a myth, Soma

  31. You’re right, Soma, it’s all about dancing and kissing! 🙂 I love this! And I love giraffes, but I still write short poems, uh oh! We’ll have to come up with a way for the giraffes to read them; we just have to! 🙂 Love and hugs to you and have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

    • ha ha ha Hey Binky gave a brilliant idea to stretch the letters and Madhu suggested Giraffes start reading short poems standing up side down i think both will work
      Lauren you are such a lovely sport,love ya 🙂

      • Hey, I love Binky’s ideas, brilliant, if you ask me! Fun, fun, fun, has to be a BIG part of life and I know it’s part of yours, Soma! 🙂 Hugs and love ya, too!

  32. Giraffe’s would hang out with the other animals more but they are all a pain in the neck and a bit hard to swallow.

  33. Soma,
    You make me smile; a very important part of my day.

  34. I love you, I love you. You are a woman after my own heart when you write like this, Soma! And the best thing is…you do it all the time! You are awesome.
    Hey, thank you too for the recent visit and gift…we both loved it!
    Great big hugs! xo

    • Deb you are one of the sweetest friends i have …you have made blogging such a beautiful experience..
      all the love warmth beautiful comments and hugs …love you for all that and for the lovely soul that you are
      love ya..hugs ( gazillion tons,scary i know 😆 ) 🙂

  35. “They do have long black tongue which looks purple
    and their saliva is antiseptic says Dr. Curple”

    If the door wasn’t closed, my room-mate house-mate would’ve taken me to a doctor.
    Loved the cartoon. Excellent Post, Soma.

  36. People used to call me a giraffe – I’m very tall – but I really enjoyed your work. Great job!

  37. The giraffe union and the giraffe priest. Meetings that will go on forever and very, very long sermons. Those giraffes mean business…Short poems are for squirrels. They can’t sit still for anything. Happy Weekend, Soma 🙂

  38. Oh Soma, this is beyond wonderful…very well done. I know my girls would love this considering they love giraffes. They saw them at the zoo and scream, well we here giraffes, come and play with us…we wants to play lol…they sure waited a long time cos the giraffes didn’t come lol.

    This is a delightful poem…well done!!!

  39. SOMA STAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are the sweetest …… I love this one …….
    The purple tongues ………. 🙂 xx
    You made that cartoon too !!!!!!!!! wowzers ……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love love giraffes !!!!!!!!!!! Their long necks ………
    always wondered how long it would take them to swallow their food !!!!! xo
    kinda like swans ……….
    sending you a million word hugs ……………..
    Once upon a time ….. There was a star in the sky ……. Astronomers looked at it for years and years – When the star was ready to speak – She told the Astronomers Her name …..
    Her name was Soma ………….And all the astronomers were amazed that such a star that they had looked at for so very long in astonishment – for her beauty and candour – decided to
    speak …………. and her story began – and all the world marvelled at her words …….
    Not the end ……..
    Only the beginning …….xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxooxoxoxoxooxox Cat
    that’s my little word hug story for you
    Love you
    and YESSSS MISSED YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Cat xoxoxoxox

    • But the real beauty spread when the universe heard The Beautiful soul soothing music of the star Cat 🙂
      Her words spread peace and serenity all around and that is what inspired others to be good and do good 🙂
      Thank you thank you thank you so much are one of the most generous warm loving hearts around..
      big hug 🙂
      oh so missed you
      love ya 🙂

      • and Then ……….
        after the Astronomers heard Soma Star speak ……
        after such a long time of gazing at her beauty and innocence –
        They listened so closely to her words – because you see –
        This Soma Star – well –
        she knew a lot about remaining the child …….
        And that is what the world needed ……..
        Even though this beautiful Soma Star had seen and felt – the grown up world – with all its sharp edges and chasms ….= She remained HERSELF – true to herself .
        She spoke about things the world needed to remember …..
        Needed to remember ……
        and in the remembering – came a new understanding –
        a new kind of childlike courage ……….
        The Very real possibility that when the world remembers that we are all little kids at heart – then imagination – love – kindness – well it rises to new levels – new heights ……….
        And this was merely the beginning of what Soma= The star spoke to the astronomers –
        and ultimately the World –
        I love you – u know
        i so wish i was on the same continent as you .
        but am reminded that we are all connected like stars ………..
        Soma ………….. i want to publish a little poem/ story for you on my site ……….. let me know if that is okay with you ? xx…
        it will be this and continuation ++++++++++++++++++++++++ xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxox
        Just because i love you and i think Your courage and story need to be heard of – on this continent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        let me know – on email or here .
        wherever xx
        always staring at the stars and giving them names – like SOMA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXOXO !!!!!!!

      • You have to say YAY OR NAY on my little story about You – ok 🙂
        i don’t like doing something without someone’s permission …..if it is about THEM = YOU XOOXOXOXOXOXOXO
        LOVE XO

  40. Tall dancing is the best, lol. This was hilarious.


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