Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Poem 172 - Curiosity kills the cat!

As I was driving through the empty lanes of the village
I observed a danger-sign post there, I saw nothing, I was curious to know what was there
I just drove on that lane, and my car got stuck in a quagmire
I managed to jump out, my heart beating fast, I called for help, and now I could just stare

With nobody else to blame, I hung my head in shame
As a truck pulled my car out of the quagmire
I looked at my dirty car, then around me, sunflowers were bobbing and laughing
The truck driver looked at me, for the car was not something you could admire

If I had followed the sign, then by tomorrow I would have reached my hometown
But now it was my fault and I couldn't do anything
I sat on a rock, I saw some sand, half eroded by wind
Or wait a minute is it another quagmire, I am not curious to see that thing
-Gaurang Rao


  1. Maybe you are right that curiosity can kill the cat. But sometimes, just to satisfy ourself we need to go and know it, or else we will end up with the question, what's in there for the rest of our life. Just be careful!

    Be safe!


  2. watch def dont want to keep getting stuck again and again...maybe we will one day learn...

  3. smiles..there are times to stick to the signs and there are offroad times...curiosity can bring us into difficult situations..smiles

  4. Sometimes this is a good way to learn once and
    for all - it is human nature. However you write
    with genuine sorrow.

  5. Phew, a quagmire's not a good place to go - life goes on, I hope!

  6. Some times ya just gotta know. Still, it's been my experience that clicking one's heels together three times and saying, "There's no place like home," won't get you there.

  7. Hi, Rob Kistner here. This is a piece well written, engaging – good work… mine is here:

  8. nice story - we'll keep trying, right? :)

  9. Opps!Curiosity can hit you the wrong way,been there n unfortunately done that!

  10. What improvement Guarang.. the way you have started thinking.. wow.. you are on your way.. God bless!!

  11. Better to stay on track and not stray into awkward, complex, and hazardous situations!! :)) Good one!!

  12. live for better today.
    well delivered regrets.
    lovely tale.


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