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The Amputated Leg

The Amputated Leg A human leg it is! With senses numbed the village stood around the dump; It’s a curse! Righteous path we diverted, in shiver, the devotees driveled; A dog might have dragged it, in what’s app, the android fingered techie drooled; Consult the occultist, shouted the stout village chief and all became dumb. Mumbling Sanskrit lines, the temple priest came with Ganges water to damp The rumbling evil with a sprinkle; Holding their breath tout like Chiseled Idols stood the village as he summoned the deities reciting mantras unrivalled; ‘Sacrifice one leg of pet or cattle per family to our goddess in her holy ramp,’ Pronounced the priest, in bold piety; they heard him in rapt devotion. Then came the info youth at the cutting edge of both tech and culture With police personnel and a dog to sniff out the path of the offenders; The crisp kakis deftly parceled the amputated leg without any emotion Off to forensic probe, pilfering the priest’s fee with their faith and culture; And the dog barked at the careless Nurses, for dumping the leg without defenders.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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