I have such fascination for Nursery Rhymes and Today quiet by chance I happened on the content on ‘The Surprising Controversy Behind “Mary Had A Little Lamb.”‘ I love the fact that rhymes are a fascinating expression of fun wordplay.
Even today, I’m an ardent fan of Lear’s works and Lemmerick is such fun. Today I was not up to rhyming and just ambled about on a supposition and the universal truth of pets who are risen in the farm for the kill and how the child in the family land with a new lamb every season and protected from the survival-based killing. But when the Child realizes it then, the Child-like innocence is no more much like the Halal lamb. Sad reality but the hard way but then, life is hard.
Here is my take on it rather off-key but my style.
Lamb of Mary Swayers
Thursday, 04 July 2019
Merriness of surfing with no care
Maybe for the one spark of clarity
Found a controversy in an old Rhyme
Fascination abound as to who wrote it,
At first, were they a Man or a Woman?
Left out in suspense but the backstory
Appealed to my soul, as I gobbled on
Mary had tended to young ailing lamb
And when it could walk about or so
The Lil’ one followed Mary everywhere
She went, in good faith did the lamb go.
Quite frankly the Halal being
Walks confidently that her
Mistress would protect, Bur sadly,
Our Mary strategically separated
Lamb was discretely mined
And the little one was mutton.
Was Mary at Fault remains
An ethical question follow as to
The adult-child interact
When a barbaric eating desire
Nullifies a child’s deep want
For a Lamb that unquestioningly follows.
Mary and Her Lamb lives no more
All that remain is the controversy sown
And poor Lamp who for the mutton show!
I wonder where did the courtesy of
Praying before you slay the being go
As Mary’s Lamb followed her no more.
– Srividya Suryanarayanan
Productive morning. Off to working on my Rhymes though they sound like lead ball in a wet grinder.
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