lalita larking

An obsession with cryptic crosswords. Everything else falls in place.

Location: Kolkata, India

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Blame it on Ogden Nash

To absent toyboys

When fever is high and throat is dry
And lips are cracked in pain,
As I search for calm, a momentary balm
And look for solace in vain,

No text messages or offies, no mails,
There's a dearth, scarcity, a famine
Of solicitous and caring males,
Not a one sent a single line.

My 'flu and my ague, all a result
Of a supposed secondary infection,
Are made much worse by the insult
Of such utter and total rejection.

Nobody wrote or said 'hi',
No 'what's up', how's life', 'how be thou'
You all ignore me, and I sigh.
How starved am I of online love.



Anonymous Rajesh said...

LOL. Yo Auntie Lali, how is life, what's up and how be thou?

Get well soon.

10:31 pm  
Blogger neha vish said...

If only you'd wanted toygirls - and I would have bounced to announce my presence.

Here you are - a warm cup of online love.

10:43 pm  
Anonymous dipali said...

Get well soon!

8:57 am  
Anonymous Ash said...

Back to toy boys, I see. You really caught a bug or is it just for the poem? This is not your stlye, Lali.

5:16 pm  
Blogger Lalita said...

Rajesh- I am miserable. My colds take ages to depart. Thanks.

Neha- Perhaps I should collect toygirls. They are more sympathetic.

Dipali- Thanks, lady.

Ash- Bah! What is my style? Whining. So I'm whining.

5:56 pm  
Blogger Revealed said...

Hehehe. Toyboys are overrated (unless they're Orlando Bloom).

3:22 am  
Blogger Lalita said...

Revealed- Who is Orlando Bloom, and why didn't he change his surname? Heh.

9:45 am  
Blogger Shirsha said...

Cold, u too..? You have my sympathies, and online affection, you shudda just told us once...
one sneeze and we'd've sent you get-well-soon cards, online off course!

10:48 am  
Blogger Priya said...

What's up? How be thou, now Lady? ;)

12:46 pm  
Blogger Lalita said...

Shirsha- Why do you think I wrote the poem? To whine for sympathy, of course. I have made up my mind, toygirls from now on, definitely. At least I get sympathy. :-)

Priya- Getting better, but will you believe it, it is the same cold from back in January? I finally went to the doctor, though.

1:31 pm  
Blogger Rimi said...

Khali kobita :-( Amar kobita bhalo laage na. Tumi onno kichhu lekho.

(Tee hee)

1:56 pm  
Blogger Lalita said...

Rimi- Empty poetry, I agree. Tee hee back atya.

4:17 pm  
Anonymous WA said...

You telling me that even the one who insists on being told that he is nice, hasn't been in touch? Take care Lali, hope you feel better soon.

7:43 pm  
Blogger Lalita said...

WA- Alas, Witchu, even the one who insists on being told that he is nice; not a one of them. It is toygirls from now on, I tell you. At least I get sympathy and virtual hugs from them. :)

10:23 pm  
Blogger Alien said...

Get well soon ... Nice to be back..

6:56 pm  
Blogger Revealed said...

You ask for toyboys. I give you toyboys!


If anything should cheer u up its this :P

8:33 pm  
Blogger Lalita said...

Alien- Hi ET, welcome back. I am so chuffed, I tell you. :-)

Revealed- Hey, nice jaw line the kid has, I must say. You bet it cheered me up, :-)

10:36 pm  

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