Wednesday, June 27, 2012

De-Tangled

This post is an entry to the Dove and Indiblogger 'My beautiful hair story' contest.




Image Courtesy: Disney's Rapunzel.


‘Once upon a time’, is how the legend goes,
Why the archaic style, heaven only knows!

Back to the story, as it begins to unfold,
I was a princess, but was never so told.

Locked up in a tower that none could find,
I lived in my own world, oblivious to mankind.

Now my ‘mother’ who really was a wicked witch,
With a very pointed nose and her love for kitsch...

Visited me in the tower every other day,
Said she worked to keep the trolls at bay.

I never really figured why nor did I honestly care,
But it was an uphill task for my beautiful long hair.

Now would be a good time, perhaps, to let you know,
I had long lustrous tresses with a subtle golden glow.

Well the high rise tower you see, had no way up,
Except when she said ‘Throw down your hair, buttercup’.

And thus with years of hair damage and split ends galore,
My gorgeous mane and this tale were turning into an eyesore.

Yet, if it wasn’t for that handsome prince that day,
Who whilst hunting for network in the forest, had lost his way.

I’d never have done single-handedly to break those shackles,
As much as it made the poor witch curse, crippled and crackle.

But in the bargain I lost my lingering golden curls,
A prize for freedom dearly paid for by this poor girl.

However the prince promised to make this all better,
He plugged in his laptop and typed in some letters.

Far, far away, Indiblogger was his kingdom he said,
Where I was more than welcome to post a thread.

Talking about my life, my random views and thoughts,
And perhaps any particular hair solution I sought.

Now with just a frizzy mop to cover my petite head,
I wondered if the tower really was a better option instead.

And then he showed me a whole new world of love,
An adorable little birdie that called itself Dove.

She went on to cleanse, moisturize and then repair,
Both my wounded soul and my thinning hair.

Renewed and rejuvenated with the ‘real me’,
I took the long pending flight of fantasy.

Walt Disney soon bought my story copyrights,
Rapunzel was now an international delight.

I went from rags to riches in just a matter of days,
The perfect crowning glory is now what everyone says.

The IB kingdom then organized a blogger fanfare
Tell your mane story and get Dovehairaware

Tangles, dandruff, thinning hair and spilt ends,
And that was the end of my hair problems, my dear friend!








49 comments:

JANU said...

Way too cool.

Ash said...

A clear winner!

Meena said...

Very well written Vini! All the very best!

Uma said...

Wonderful Poem !!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks everyone. This is my first ever attempt at an IB contest....Fingers crossed and hair washed :D

C. Suresh said...

Excellent! A sure-fire winner

Lazy Pineapple said...

really lovely. I am sure you will win. Good luck :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Lol, dunno about that.....but I sure enjoyed the thrill of penning it :)

Ankita Sinha said...

superb!winner

nivs said...

i havent read any other and dont feel the need to ... MY VOTE goes to you ... absolutely entertaining and enthralling ... all my "hairs were in splits" I tell you but my <3 is washed and conditioned for some more ... yeh hair aur dil both mange more Vini .... absolutely fabulous !!!!

Rahul Bhatia said...

A lovely rhyme and a fairy tale so well narrated. Best of luck for the contest:)

scribby said...

this is wow :)

subtlescribbler said...

amazing this is...creativity out pouring. Good luck for the contest. u win or not, I love this post of urs :D

sarah

zephyr said...

That was a helluva fairy tale, split ends and all :) The poem comes as a breeze of fresh air and looks like it will win the hearts of the judges too :) All the best!

The Fool said...

Nice one. I am sure you will win.

Zeph Keyes said...

Nice!

Purba said...

May we all find Dove and live happily after...

Loved it :D

Ranjith (SRGF) | A light hearted talk said...

The poems sounds beautiful with the rhyming patterns. You would surely be featured in the winners list. :-)

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Delightful! Where does one vote? :)

Blogwati Gee said...

@Ankita...you are being kind!


@Nivs...and you as usual are being super supportive. Muah! Loved writing what I did, but found some amazing ones too....one with an analogy of Math and Hair care, can you believe it? lol!

Blogwati Gee said...

@Rahul...Thanks, wasn't sure if Rhyme was ok....but went for it any which way :)

Blogwati Gee said...

@Scribby...I am getting addicted to reading your comments on my posts....:)

Blogwati Gee said...

@subtlescribbler....awwww thanks so much....I do feel like a million bucks already!

Blogwati Gee said...

@Zephyr...coming from you, I take it as one of the commandments! Seriously, I am gloating and floating now :D

Blogwati Gee said...

@The Fool...dunno about the winning bit....(Pssst it is really scary when you are on a pedestal) but I seriously loved your post! I think you definitely deserve to be there with your mane in shining glory! :)

Blogwati Gee said...

@Zeph...thanks :)

Blogwati Gee said...

@Purba.....if my luck charm says so......so be it!

Blogwati Gee said...

@Ranjith...the rhyming was more because my 10 year daughter insisted that it didn't sound like a poem earlier...lol! All this talk about winning....you guys are really scaring me!

Blogwati Gee said...

@Corinne...You vote on Indiblogger, but don't worry....votes don't count. As long as you read it......and liked it, I am good.

Sonia Rao said...

Rappy's story delights. And Blogwati G, you rock !!! (As usual :)))

Vaishali Jain said...

This was a creative take on the contest, Blogwati G! Awesome is the word. :) Keep writing... I really enjoy reading your posts.

VJ

Rachna said...

Hey damn good. I think you have a great chance of winning! My best wishes :).

Blogwati Gee said...

@Soniaji you are too kind as usual :)

Blogwati Gee said...

@Vaishali...Thanks so much...appreciation always feels welcome.

Blogwati Gee said...

@Rachna....Not raising my expectations about winning. Read some super awesome posts. Gonna take this as an experience that will hone my skills further. But thanks all the same :)

Shesha Chaturvedi said...

Good one! :D Liked it! All the best... Different n good one!
P.s. I am noticing so many poems in this particular contest :D i guess it dint happen before! :D (sailing in the same boat :P )

Blogwati Gee said...

Hey Sesha....good luck to you too....:)

Ghazala Hossain said...

So cute, loved it :)

Vishal Kataria said...

Yup! Fab indeed! Awesome :)

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

Very beautifully written fantasy thoughts....All the best for the contest...

Blogwati Gee said...

Thanks Ghazala.....:)

Blogwati Gee said...

Gracias Vishal!

Blogwati Gee said...

Thank you for your wishes Valli :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Woah! This was just super brilliant! I totally completely loved it! :D :D :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Chicky....thanks so much for taking time to appreciate my maiden IB contest attempt.

Cleo said...

This is way too cool! Loved your take on it! My entry pales in comparison!

Rickie said...

How delightful!
I wish I had a juicy life story to sell to Disney as well...hehhehh.
Good luck with the contest :D

Blogwati Gee said...

Cleo, I loved your writing too....much, much better than half the junk out there! :)

Blogwati Gee said...

Ah the man himself comments ...why thank you Rickie. And I am sure that story you have hidden somewhere :P

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