based on a true story

she had just returned from india
after sitting at the feet of her guru
who had become rich
selling spirituality
to middle class european women

that morning i met her in the supermarket
her forehead was dirty
i leaned down (she is short)
to wipe away the grime

she took a couple of paces back
no no it must not be removed she cried
why not i wondered
it's holy she explained
this is cow dung
blessed by a saint
with it's help i can achieve
complete consciousness

aha i said
utterly confused

being of a scientific mind
i needed empiric confirmation
that it's okay to have shit on your head
in public places

the next morning after walking my dog
i picked up his poop
smeared it liberally on my shaven head
and went along to the grocery store

the other customers
totally lost the plot

madness ensued
the police were called

a night in jail
compulsory psychic evaluation

bullshit always gets a free pass

Poetry by Wumbulu
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Written on 2015-02-16 at 15:56

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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
You're a natural story teller. Put this to music, add a few embellishments, voila, your own Alice's Restaurant. (I don't mean to compare the two, each are unique, only give my thoughts a reference point.)

It's a great tale. I read this yesterday, an earlier draft, and laughed, and appreciated your innate desire for empiricism, a true scientific mind that follows a hypothesis to its natural conclusion.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
That's funnier than hell! I'm still laughing. Well done.

I love the humor and the message in this. Your story telling ability is wonderfully filled with humor. I read it out loud to my friend, and the flow was amazing. Love it!!

Yes, I agree: We want more! :-)

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
the humor and your story-telling ability belie the quality of the poetry, which is seamless.

more, please.

Åsa Andersson
LOL! Hope the evaluation went well, obviously nothing wrong with the narrator's pshyche.