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U for "Under the bed, there is a joyland"

Under the bed, there is a joyland,
With twinkling lights and a magic wand,
Dolls and toys sitting around,
To talk, play and make some sound,
Waiting for bedtime,
That is when Lila arrive,
Under the bed, to the joyland.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

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This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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T for "Tooth Fall"

After the good goodnight,
When brushing her teeth to white,
Lila found a surprise,
"One tooth missing", she cries.
Mommy smiles and tells,
"It is okay. All is well."
"One tooth missing, will come by,
Another day to say hi."

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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S for "Silly Summer"

Silly Summer has come,
Lila's favourite season,
Mangoes and melons,
Friends and fun,
Some home-work to complete,
For the grand holidays treat.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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R for "Roar, Rumble, Rust"

Roar, rumble, rust,
What rhymes with must?
A tiny speck of dust,
Whom should you trust?
A lot to learn and adjust,
In times, best and worst.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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Q for "Quick foot Joe"

Quick foot Joe,
Quickly learns to mow,
Quietly does his tasks,
While Lila stands and asks,
"How do you mow,
dear Uncle Joe?"
"This is how its done.
Someday you must learn."

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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P for "Peter Potter's pot"

Peter potter made a pot,
Placed it on the table top,
Painted it with colours of fun,
Left it to dry in the sun,
Brought it as a gift for her,
Lila loved it for sure.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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O for "Orange"

Orange basket orange,
Five to six oranges,
Which orange do you need?
The colour or to feed,
Lila wants them both,
To eat and paint the cloth.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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N for "Nana's girl"

Nana's girl,
Sweet little pearl,
Cookies and nuts,
Candies in lots,
Nana brings them all,
For her dear grand girl.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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M for "Miss Munchkin"

A furry ball of white,
Sits by the garden light,
Rolls on the grass green,
Playing with its tail, thin,
Wearing a tiny red cap,
Jumps onto Lila’s lap,
Meet Miss Munchkin,
The cat queen.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

Poem © Copyright Salvwi Prasad (POETICbug)
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L for "Little Lila late"

Little Lila tries to sleep a little while,
Down comes the sun with a big hearty smile,
Ring goes the watch and bed says bye,
Ready for her school but she forgets her tie,
Oh! If she had not slept a little more while.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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K for "Kangaroo in the zoo"

Hopping around with a pouch on her belly,
A tiny head popping out like silly,
Comes by to say Lila, "Hello"
It's the zoo kangaroo, Jello.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.


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J for "Jumble Joker Joey"

Jumble Joker Joey,
Jumping in joy,
Juggling the jars,
Just like some candy bars,
Joins him Mr.Jumbozilla,
Joyfully dances Lila.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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I for "Ice-cream"

Ice-cream~
Strawberry, Choco, Vanilla,
One scoop or two for Lila,
Top it with nuts and drizzle,
In a cup, cone or sizzle,
She loves them all,
In spring, summer, winter or fall.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

Poem © Copyright Salvwi Prasad (POETICbug)
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H for "Hero"

"Who is a hero?", Lila asks her mom,
"Is there many or just one?"
Mom says, "Lila, my dear,
A hero can be anyone here.
One who helps others,
Cares for many rather,
Shares a smile just like you,
Speaks what is true,
Flies,climbs,jumps or not,
Sure has a loving heart."

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

Poem © Copyright Salvwi Prasad (POETICbug)
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G for "Good girl Lila"

On a rainy Monday afternoon,
When the school ended soon,
Lila came back home,
Along with her mom,
Then she heard a bark,
Found a pup, wet in the park,
Picked it up in her arms,
Cuddled it to warm,
That is how good girl Lila,
Got her new pet Laila.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

Poem © Copyright Salvwi Prasad (POETICbug)
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F for "Funny frog Fran"


Lila and funny frog Fran,
Went out fishing for fun,
Got stuck in a little pond,
When they hear a sweet song,
Pop! Came out fish Zan,
Helped Lila and Fran,
Out from the little pond,
Becoming a friend for long.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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E for "Eating habits"


Every time you eat,
Milk, rice, meat,
Or some tasty beans,
Wash your hands clean,
Just like we should,
Lila does that too.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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D for "Daisy, the doll"


Daisy, the doll,
Best of them all,
Lila loves to play,
All along the day,
Sharing with her friends,
Jane, Joy and Trence.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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C for "Count it all"

A box full of pencils free,
One, two and three,
Some more Lila picks,
Four, five and six,
To draw a big kite,
Seven and then eight,
Two to share with Jane,
Nine and ten.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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B for "Blueberry Blue"

In a pretty dress that is blue,
Mouthful of blueberries to chew,
Lila hangs on the swing down,
Funny like a little clown,
Shouting, “Blueberry blue!”

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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A for "Adorable Lila"


Inside the red house with blue gate,
Lives a little girl and her pet,
Her pet's name is Laila,
And she is adorable Lila.

This poem is submitted to : A to Z Challenge 2016

Do visit my other blog @AFTER SUNDOWN
This is POETICbug's fourth consecutive year participating in the "April A to Z Challenge"
This year the theme for POETICbug is kid's poetry.

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Sun and Rain


The sun was lazy today,
Yawning to the cool morning breeze,
Cuddled up in the lap of the pregnant clouds,
Still trying to shine bright.

As the water broke,
The clouds came rushing down,
Bringing with them the hue of spring,
Leaving behind the pleasant petrichor.

Sitting in the moving bus,
With empty seats as co-passengers,
Nostalgia just hugged me tight,
Kissing me with memories old.

In such a far away land,
The rain drops still sound the same,
Melifluous wherever they fall,
But the essence of being your own,
is always at your home.

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The Funerals

It was Christmas and news from the hospital so rapidly appeared,
Grandpa was better and his bed was being prepared.

Our happy faces waited for his return, but~
He came wrapped in a white cloth, carried by his sons.
In a moment the house broke down, his glass of ‘Horlicks’ spilled on the floor.
Someone held Grandma tight while I stood near the pillar overseeing all.
It seemed like a design of the nature where each played their specific role.
The women mourned loud, men sobbed sober and little ones did not bother.

They exposed Grandpa in presence of all yet he did not shout a “NO”.
They bathed and dressed him fine, but why at all, when he is already gone.
Too many flowers and incense sticks choked his deflated lungs.
As if that was not all, they had to choreograph with Grandma too.
Broke her bangles hurt her ruffled skin and each bruise left her a clot within.
When she appeared from that vicious circle of women,
She was not the Grandma I had known all along.

They held him high on their shoulders, calling the Lord,
Headed to where the corpse belonged.
All followed suit yet no wife, no grand (daughter), no sister was allowed.
If he never loved me less, why could I not follow him until his ashes?
How was my little brother braver to see ~
The pyre; melting skin; bones exposed; then charred as well;
Of the man who gave us candies, told us stories, saved us from all thrashings,
Hearing the commentary for every wicket, shared his love for cricket.

Those were just rituals strong enough that held me back from going along,
I thought I would never do that again and same script followed when Grandma left.

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I am the Silent Spectator


Today -
What do I eat?
In such sorry state of defeat,
When that which cooks in my kitchen,
Not just feeds,
But draws the crowd, indeed,
Shrouded by a herd believe,
No reason, No discussion,
Who promote,
It’s fine to take an eye for an eye,
And preach that is divine.

Today -
How do I walk?
With a regressive thought
In a progressive mind,
And go digital, worldwide,
While by-lanes of reality
Portray barbarism, a difficult sight.

Today -
What should I speak?
When a word to express,
Could be the reason to decease,
With intolerance raging wild
Freedom sits uptight.

Today -
I am the silent, confused spectator
Tomorrow -
I could be the mourning victim.

This poem is published in Contemporary Vibes - Jan - Mar Issue 2016.


POETICbug published in Contemporary Vibes

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Selfie

selfie cartoon – Brainless Tales.Indianlink

Poses, pouts and random looks,
Lighting, shades and a million hues,
Modes, effects; all settings on,
I am ready for the click,
Go selfie, go on.

So engrossed already in self,
Like brimming with obsessiveness,
Add to that a selfie dear,
I am all too virtual,
My poses check list is clear.

“Could you click a photo please?”
“Oh! Sure, why not! Say cheese.”
These smiling small talks,
Sound so rare to the ears,
Like one of the many endangered words.

Perfection, satisfaction is a selfie,
Interaction, humane is that ~
What is not called a selfie !

Please Note - The irony is even I take selfies. :)

Image Credits - selfie cartoon – Brainless Tales.Indianlink
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