Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Bozoical Waiting


After a long break, Bozo, Mumbai's only-dog-with-his-own-blog is back.   His mentor and chronicler of his life and times, Magiceye, was away on a longish roadtrip.

Bozo has suddenly grown up,  and behaved like a responsible fellow in the absence of Magiceye, although he would prick up his ears, when the phone rang, every now and then.

A very thoughtful capture of a very thoughtful Bozo , posted here.


(photo by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)
I've leapt with joy 
when the young fellow
came home,
and I've rushed
to be scratched
and rubbed
when the young lady
returned from college.

Sometimes,
I've rushed around the house,
where I shouldn't,
searching for folks
who had gone somewhere,
and stood still
endlessly,
at the window sill
on my hind legs
waiting.

Today,
I am not young anymore
and have learned the ways
of the humans.

They go away,
travel,
and
they send messages
and speak
on little contraptions
that everyone carries,
and although
I think
technology is absolutely woof,
I know it
when they talk about me.

I don't agitate and run any more,
unlike some
fancy folks I know
who keep getting makeovers
because they are named after a TV star.
.

I behave my age.

I lie down
and watch
the preparations in the house.

He is returning today.

Can you see the light of delight in my eyes ?

I wait for him to return
so I can lie
at his feet
and get a wonderful rub...

9 comments:

  1. awwwww .... thank you soooooo much!

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  2. Move it, Ted Hughes. You've got company.

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    1. Actually the similarity ends with the "HUGH" in his name, and my shape :-) But thank you for the nice comment !

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  3. If Bozo could read, he'd come gleefully running to you. You are so gifted to add so much poetic beauty to every photograph.
    I am officially a fan of your poems!

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    1. As I have said before, Bozo himself is such an amazing personality ; he inspires the words...thank you for your words of appreciation....

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  4. Aww... Bozo! You and Suranga make a team. She pens your thoughts so well! :)

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