On life and its vagaries


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Beauty, liquefied and  hidden in a basin

Saw a child look in to her.

Said she:

shall I sing a lullaby

So you can sleep  ever an’ ever?

The child thought her cool

Her touch sweet and fresh

It fell in love with her

With head going in first, heels behind.

No one saw them ever again

Yet there was the basin , the water , the body,

But no  sign of those within.

Some says the beauty still sings  the lullaby

So that the  child won’t wake again.

( Recently there have been too many instances of children drowning in basins or buckets due to the carelessness of their guardians.)


Written by Sam

September 18, 2009 at 5:32 am

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  1. 😦

    beautifully written.. bengal has a similar type of ghost story.. beautiful women who lure travellers in night and drown them in water bodies..


    September 18, 2009 at 11:19 am

  2. I was intrigued by the liking of the children for water in such small vessels , ending in death. What happens is a mystery 🙂


    September 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm

  3. is it funny to you 😦


    September 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm

  4. No ! How can it be funny ! Yet I find it very mysterious the way children gets attracted by water, fire and other such elements and harms themselves. This happens only to the human child. I have a gut feeling that its the delight in beauty hidden in things that makes them do it. The human child is susceptible to beauty, where the other species would get themselves immediately distant from things, the human child ventures in, prompted by something within. This something over rules its natural caution and animal rules of self preservation.

    So this quest for beauty that we see in ourselves is ingrained in us and is not a construction of our minds. It would be good to think on the subject in more detail 🙂


    September 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm

  5. there is another reason too.. animal mothers always keep their unsmart, unseasoned children under close watch.. just check it with any puppy, you will think that her mother is nowhere.. and you touch the puppy and she will appear scampering, darting for her precious ones..

    had a very experience.. i used to live in a rented house (we made the mistake of feeding two strays, that ended with a very bad blood with our landlady)..

    now these two were both female with babies.. one had a four or five the other one had one.. the one with one simply stole the pups of the other one.. she kept them in the passage of another house..

    there was another family living there as tenant, they had two teenage children, one boy and a girl.. they asked me to accompany them to see the pups, well we went there saw them and were coming back when she appeared out of nowhere and while she ignored me and the girl she chased the boy away from the very proximity of her+stolen pups


    September 19, 2009 at 5:35 pm

  6. There is a point in that too.

    That was what killed those children I was talking of in the post. Careless mothers.


    September 19, 2009 at 7:23 pm

  7. most probably.. but they pay too dearly for that carelessness.. too dearly 😦 its really strange that they cant keep an eye on them in compact houses.


    September 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm

  8. Good point


    September 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm

  9. well, i dont find much trouble in handling children.. 🙂 they get overwhelmed by my charm i guess.. 🙂 and follow me around like shadow.


    September 20, 2009 at 5:20 pm

  10. Children are very sensitive. They can judge a person much better than we can. They can tell a good person just like that. I have seen it happen many times. They sense your goodness and gets drawn to you. No wonder they follow you around.


    September 20, 2009 at 5:54 pm

  11. children can sense another thing.. true love. i dote after children and fortunately that affection is reciprocated.


    September 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

  12. I think so too.


    September 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

  13. i know that 🙂


    October 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm

  14. Thats lovely 🙂


    October 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm

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