Friday, April 06, 2012

Paper planes

"How to make a paper airplane"
Sometimes a newspaper is
meant to be a paper plane

And that is why it is not at ease

For it was not born of a softwood tree
for making a breaking report
on
the stock exchange's drunken dance
or today's hourly weather
(though breeze is better than a sudden stroke of heat!)
or the latest scam
or the politician's clandestine affair

For it was not born even for
what some may consider mundane
(or not depending on their imagination)
a room to rent,
a massage service,
a special energy syrup
or perhaps
a helpful part time secretary,
a no pain all gain plastic surgery
a one hour life coaching class for free

For, you see
(Oh, please do see!)

Sometimes a newspaper is
meant to be a paper plane

And paper planes are born to fly

their mother may be a softwood tree
their father's genes may be in indelible ink
But they are lovers of open sky
And to that love
the are meant to fly

-Neha

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