Saturday, February 04, 2006

The silent superheroes of the dark side

Sayesha picks up a (hypothetical) guitar a la Phoebe, and sings...

Stealthily she creeps out, when it's dark all around

Except for the odd rustle, there's hardly a sound
Shhh! She's out on the roads, lookin' out for you
'Cos if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

Hey you, little overloaded grumpy school boy
Why the sad face? C'mon, bring on some joy!
I can't help you with the homework that you didn't do
But if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

Hey you, girl with dog, dog with diarrhoea
When I see the two of ya, I say "See ya!"
Sorry, I can't help you with your dog's poo
But if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

Hey you, sitting on the bench, the old grandpa in shorts
Every now and then, he looks around and snorts
You live on your own, and you've pulled through
But if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

Hey you, curry puff man at the station, with your loud holler
"Curry puff! Curry puff! Three for a dollar!"
Your curry puffs may make some people run to the loo
But if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

Hey you, mangy cat, with the bright green eyes
They look miserable, and a tad too big for your size
Sorry I can't stop and pet you when you mew
But if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

Hey you, old yawning bus driver cursing your luck
Wishing you could run down that arrogant truck
I can't drive the bus, I really have no clue
But if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

Hey you, uniformed chauffer, washing the boss's car
So early in the morn, that you can still see many a star
Sorry, I can't help you, I know zilch about car shampoo
But if you need moral support, Sayesha's with you!

"Who are you guys?"
You may wanna ask.
I will answer with pride
First, let me take off my mask.

We're a breed of superheroes, tied by a common bond
We have no cool costumes, no
special powers or tricks
We don't save the world, but we see more of it than you
You're still snoring, you see, but we're up at six.

(And oh, we're recruiting.)



33 comments:

Anonymous said...

i can't help it...again am the first! now let me read the blog:-)
-bindu

Anonymous said...

Great! intense and rhythmic.

-bindu

jade said...

you are good at this:)
will mail u some day when i need moral support:D

Sahil said...

hahah this is funny... at first as I was reading this, I thought it was all those people you encounter during your day and smile to, and in return they smile back to you.

But little did I know it was the 6am club. Sorry, don't think I can join though.

btw - were u high when u wrote this? Some OJ perhaps?

"Hey you, girl with dog, dog with diarrhoea
When I see the two of ya, I say "See ya!"
Sorry, I can't help you with your dog's poo"

ritzkini said...

Life insurance product ke liye mast ad jingle hai !!!
kya bolti hai ? Your poetic prowess and my awesome biz intellect(*ahem*)..
We can rock the sleepy personal insurance world !
:)
50-50 profit baant lenge !
:)

renegadefade said...

wake up at six just to see dog's poo?
ha ha you early bird the joke's on you!

tinku said...

you are recruiting superheroes
Im the first in the queque
Heres the deal babe
Im with you :)

Tinku

tinku said...

Did you find a new job which requires you to wake up early and travel a lot? The last para seems to say something in cryptic..hmmm

Tinku

tinku said...

typo *queue

viv said...

HAHAHAHA! The last line was the clincher man! Amazing :)

I've been thinking of joining your gang... let's see how it goes :D For now atleast, it seems I can wake up at six only on holidays :P

Aethyr said...

mere ko nahi type karna comment 5 baar likhne ke baad bhi kuch nahi aata aur upar se word verification aur..hai..i dont want to comment. :x

Rohit Talwar said...

Awesome rhythm! chaa gayi Sash!

Harshi said...

>Hey you, girl with dog, dog with diarrhoea
>When I see the two of ya, I say "See ya!"

hahaha :-)
that was funny and fun to read!

All hail the 6 O'Clock club :-))

Eclectic Blogger said...

4:00 am phone-a-friend,
6:00 am up-from-bed?

Negative Creep said...

I'm up at six too.... only, i go to sleep at seven :P

Sayesha said...

#Bindu,
You've joined the gang of comment-first-read-later too, eh? :P

#Jade,
Sure! As long as you don't ask me to pick up dog poo, I'm there to give you moral support! ;)

#Sahil,
//Sorry, don't think I can join though.

Yeah, I wouldn't recruit you. You don't meet the minumum requirements.

//btw - were u high when u wrote this? Some OJ perhaps?

Hmmm... and I thought it sounds more Phoebe-ish than high-Sayesha... Ummm... yeah, I did have some OJ with breakfast... good guess.

#Ritzkini,
//Life insurance product ke liye mast ad jingle hai !!!

What??? Jingle ka duration dekha?? Company ki waat lag jayegi advertising mein hi! :D

//Your poetic prowess and my awesome biz intellect(*ahem*).. We can rock the sleepy personal insurance world !

*Sayesha coyly looks at her nails*

Hum sochenge is baare mein.

//50-50 profit baant lenge !

Nice try, sweetheart. Sayesha 70 Kinnu 30, warna chal chal hawa aane de!

*Sayesha coyly looks at her nails again*

#Renegadefade,
Hahahaha! See, my poem made a poet outta you too! :D

#Tinku,
And another one! Tinku, you're recruited on the spot. No entrance test or interview needed. :)
ps: And oh, one small thing. Call me at 6 am so I can confirm that you proved yourself.

//The last para seems to say something in cryptic

Nahin re... no new job and all... I've been waking up really early for years now. Don't read too much into it... it's just a song that was playing in my head :)

#Viv,
Thanks! :P

//I've been thinking of joining your gang...

Hahaha! I can recruit you on a trial period basis. Prove yourself or else you're fired. :D

//it seems I can wake up at six only on holidays :P

Now that's just crazy! Why would you wanna wake up so early on weekends?? I sleep for a whole extra hour on Saturdays and two extra hours on Sundays!

#Aethyr,
Arre baby, itna gussa? :(
Aur itna saara gussa karne ke baad bhi chalo you commented! :P
ps: I hate word verification too yaar, but the spam really gets out of control! :(

#Rohit,
Hehehe! Thanks man! :P

#Harshi,
Thanks! :D

#Eclectic,
4:00 am phone-a-friend -- not exactly by choice :P
6:00 am up-from-bed? -- yeah, this one's by choice :P

#Creep,
Aargh!! Dooor ho ja meri nazron se! Gyarah ghante sota hai tu??????? :O

Or worse, is it 23 hours???? :O :O :O

ritzkini said...

@sayesha
/*Nice try, sweetheart. Sayesha 70 Kinnu 30, warna chal chal hawa aane de!*/
Feel that breeze ?? Lotsa air coming your way..
:P
60-40 and you got urself a deal..nahi toh...toh toh toh..
:)

Suds said...

Nice one.. Will call u when I need moral support. Can I just remember ur name and u will be there? Telepathy and all...:)Kidding.. Enjoy.

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

*Lands on the page a la Amelia Earhart*

COUNT ME IN! COUNT ME IN! COUNT ME INNN!!!!!!!!!

Oh, but like that Creep, me sleeps at 7 am too...and, moral-support-Sayesha, we don't sleep for 11 hours:P I don't know about Creep but I wake up at 10. ;) (No school these days)

Oh, and I need moral support...give me good morals so that I don't turn wicked enough to cheat shamelesssly during Boards. (shamefully chalega) :P

Abhi said...

choti maalkin , kuch kaam milega aapke yahan ? paise bhee mat dena , bass 2 waqt ki roti and diwali holi pe saree .and haan charlie , i changed teri bhabi's bangles from green to pink.;)

virdi said...

abe Sayesha... mast likha hai yaar... :-)

oh did you say you wake up at 6.00??? i too wake up at six at times... if there is a match coming on TV... not for work... ;-)

V..

Aethyr said...

dont call me baby for goodness sake!!!:((
im sick and tired of this word 'baby' ...main mummy karke roti bhi nahi hoon yaar..please no baby.


---
i dont wake up 6..but ya i m in... u need some one to work at night also na..

Sayesha said...

#Ritzkini,
Chal tu purana dost hai, tere liye Sayesha 60 le legi... dosti ki khatir and all that... sigh... :)

#Suds,
I only give moral support to people who share my misery of getting up at 6. :) Baaki probs ke liye don't call me! Haha! :D

#The Girl,
Tu sirf teen ghante soti hai?? :O

//give me good morals

Hahahaha! Good one there! :D

#Hitler kaka,
Kal se kaam par aa jana. Aur yeh lo, Holi ki bakhshish, har colour ki bangles so that Lajwanti Kaki never has to undergo the torture of you picking her bangles. :)

#Virdi,
Thanks yaar! :)
I know someone who used to get up at 4 am on Saturdays to watch 'Knight Rider'! :D

#Aethyr,
Hmmm... I only call a girl 'baby' if:
- she's younger than me
- she's someone I like

So okay, no more 'baby' for you. Budhhi amma! Khush?

Vikram said...

i wake up at 6 am too...have been doing it all my life...i'm a very disciplined and systematic person...

do i get the job?:P

Vikram H said...

err...umm....how does the sky look when its 6 in the morning?? i dont seem to be able to remember! :))...A superb poem nonetheless!....Do u think i stand a chance in the publishing business? :-|

Vikram H said...

And its awesome to know that Aish might be lucky enough to have my zodiac star! ;)

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

HEY YESSS!!! I'm a GEM too! :D We rule. :P Sayesha, baby Aish as will be as cool, smart, intelligent, witty, intellectual, funny, interesting and GREAT like we are. :D

@Vikram H: I'm presuming that you're all that because Gems usually have those characteristics. ;)

Negative Creep, if you happen to read, don't you DARE make fun of it, you jealous soul!

Vikram H said...

@the girl who sold the world: YOU BET I AM! :D

The Girl Who Sold The World said...

Hey Sayesha, where did mine and Creep's comments go? You deleted them? :-O
*WAILS*

lil _kath said...

Haha.. hilarious Kawaii^_~ Your surroundings are full of funny things....and your recruiting more to be with you?hehe..
I prefer you to sit with me and talk about boys^_~(jokin') while eating indian sweets haha^_^ and be my superhero always esp.when im down!

-kathy-

Sayesha said...

#Viks,
//i wake up at 6 am too...have been doing it all my life...i'm a very disciplined and systematic person...

Rehem kar Viks! Ek comment mein teen teen jokes! And woh bhi good ones?? Hans hans ke paagal ho gayi Sash! :D

#Vik,
//how does the sky look when its 6 in the morning??

Hahaha! I won't tell you, you gotta see it for yourself! :D

//Do u think i stand a chance in the publishing business?

Arre yaar, if I can make it, you can make it! :D

#The Girl,
Thanks for your good wishes for baby Aish. :)

ps: Sorry baby girl, I was a bit freaked out by some of the comments (they made me giddy!) and had to delete them. This very anxious masi tends to get a bit superstitious about her niece, you see. :)

#Kathy,
Thanks :)

Negative Creep said...

Hey!!! Where are my comments?? :-(

Censorship sucks!!!

;)

Sayesha said...

#Oye Creep,
Remember what Ross tells Rachel's secretary-boyfriend? "Stick to the list. Always stick to the list."

Hahaha! Forgive me for deleting your comment, but try to understand yaar. I'm very superstitious about Aish. Your comment really freaked me out man! :/

So I'd say stick to commenting about the current post. ;)