Roar of the Bengal Tigress: Limerick


Bengal Tigress roars Leftwards,

Leads Ma Mati Manush backwards

Friday is a Holy-day, she admits,

Mitra, Dinesh – all turn hypocrites


Singh is king again

Begins to regain

The old-school Babu is kicked-up the Raisina Hill

Policy Paralysis is not part of Montech & PC’s deal


First didn’t allow running it

Now can’t ask for calling it

Tired of sitting in opposition

Still hoping for a proposition


Strange Bedfellows:

Opponent’s friend becomes a new friend

They actually do not know where to stand


Will they close the new path and door

By remaining, at any cost, pro-poor


Now friends also want to protest

Losing media mileage they detest


Long live cynicism and hypocrisy

Grand pillars of our democracy


Opposition’s job is to oppose

Whatever they may propose


With their political pillows

They are strange bedfellows



The most suitable boy:

I am very well experienced, successful and still young

I dare heir-apparent who is just an international song


I am colourful, I like Saffron very much

I try hard not to dislike Green that much


I also have a well-trimmed beard, like a ‘special status’

I can make you disappear from the party of the lotus


I am cunning and decisive

I can also be very divisive


I believe that malnutrition breeds from beauty-consciousness

I wish to put the Delhi Sultanat to permanent unconsciousness


I hate foreign-origin but I very much like the foreign money

I bring-in Vibrant development, private jobs; it is not funny


I also work as a spokesman for Census for 5 crore

I People have grown, during my rule, now to 6 crore


I have added that I, at the beginning of above sentence

I always start with I, it has nothing to do with violence


I too am unmarried like Atal the orator, I am the boy with blue eye

I am the most suitable boy, mind you friends, I also end with I 

Nilesh Buddha

About Nilesh Buddha

Public Health Professional during week-days; political observer during week-ends

  • Jitendra Desai

    I posit Smrit Irani to counter L K Advani,
    I drag Sonia and Rahul to blow my poll bugle
    I invoke Vivekananda to derive true poll Ananda
    I chose tribals and OBCs to woo to counter Bapa and Bapoo.

  • elderflower

    This may be satirical verse, but it is definitely not a limerick.

    “A limerick is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem,[1] especially one in five-line anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.”