The Girl with the Bronze Statue

On the pretty, colourful streets of Bergen, outside a souvenir shop

I saw a sight that almost literally made my jaw drop

I told my wife- That girl is beginning to give me quite a scare

Doesn’t she know that it is awfully rude to stare


My wife, at my prompting, looked in that direction

And the girl’s zombie-like concentration filled her too with consternation

What if she is like Urmila in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, she said

We must do something, and soon, for her very sight is beginning to fill me with dread


So, after much deliberation, I decided that what the girl could do, I could too

And so I walked up to her defiantly, looked her in the eyes, and shouted- STATUE

But sometimes, you see, when one underestimates the extent of one’s own magic

It can lead to results that, in the end, turn out to be quite tragic


For my already great magical prowess had been magnified manifold

As the land of the midnight sun possessed magic older than old

Before I knew it, without any warning, the belligerent girl had made way

For a bronze statue that can still be seen on the streets of Bergen in Norway






About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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