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Grumpy Ladybug

Grumpy Ladybug

written by: Vidya Venkataramanan


Precariously Perched on a layered bud,
Miss Ladybug
Had no compunctions
About meticulously
Exploring the workings
Of a blooming bud!

She was ‘spotted’
Busily tunneling
Into soft folds of
Paper thin petals.

The bud had barely awoken,
The Uneasy stalk,
Bent under the bug,
Unable to shake off that
Preyed upon feeling!

“What are you searching
For?’ a voice boomed.
A surprised bug looked up.

‘Well I thought I spied
An ice-cream cone,
But it turns out to be
Petals and sepals,
As a casatta icecream!

“What do you expect in a garden? My dear ladybug?”
“Well Amul said
It’s utterly butterly
But it still tastes like
Folded hands glared,
“Have you been watching commercials?”
A guilty “yes ”
Floated out of
The flower!
“Well take a commercial break
And let sleeping buds be!”
The ladybug crawled
Out and was ‘spotted’
Exploring new

Vidya Venkataramanan

Vidya Venkataramanan

Vidya Venkataramanan is a homemaker whose dual passions are writing and exploring the finer nuances of self-realisation through philosophy and spirituality. After finishing her post-graduation in English Literature, she opted to get married and be a stay at home mom to her only daughter. While juggling the various duties of wife and mother, her first love, writing, was never far from her mind. She indulged this passion by writing short stories and a huge treasure trove of poems. Many of her poems have been published on various online forums apart from a book of published poems, co-authored by 2 like-minded poets. Apart from her passion for writing, she also nurtures her spiritual side by practising reikii and meditation.
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