May 8, 2009

If I Were King by A. A. Milne

I often wish I were a King,
And then I could do anything.

If only I were King of Spain,
I'd take my hat off in the rain.

If only I were King of France,
I wouldn't brush my hair for aunts.

I think,
if I were King of Greece,
I'd push things off the mantelpiece.

If I were King of Norroway,
I'd ask an elephant to stay.

If I were King of Babylon,
I'd leave my button gloves undone.

If I were King of Timbuctoo,
I'd think of lovely things to do.

If I were King of anything,
I'd tell the soldiers, "I'm the King!"

( I like this poem because it has been presented in a humurous way rather than serious, meanwhile, behind of its jokes...this poem teach us to be ambitious as well as to have an aim in our life. Do you agree with me?)

You or me?

After finish his work, as usual Michael will use the same road to go back to his home. One thing that he hates the most is getting stuck in traffic congestion but it is inevitable unless he could fly by wings to go home. The road is so busy and crowded with vehicles.

At a junction, he sees a crazy man crawling around a traffic light. Michael likes to disturb people like that guy, so he takes a piece of paper and wraps it, and then he throws it to the crazy man.

“Hey! What are you doing damn fool?”, Michael shouting to that guy.

The man still crawling and ignoring Michael. Because he didn’t get any response from the crazy man, Michael uses his loud voice and shouting, “Hey, Crazy! What are you doing? Come on man... don’t foolish yourself...”

The man stop crawling....he stares sharply to Michael’s eyes. Then he starts to speak.

“Why you call me “man”? I’m not a man, I’m a dog. Are you crazy or blind? There’s no dog flying or walking...all of them crawling! Crazy!”

Michael can feel that his anger thermometer has reaches the boiling point because he feels humiliated by the “C” word.

“Who is crazy? You or me?”, Michael freaking.

As cool as a cucumber, the crazy man says, “Of course you.....”

“...since I evolves myself to be a dog, no one dare to approach me or speak to me because they know I’m a dog. But you’re different. Although I’m a far as I know, only a crazy man will talk to a dog. Just like you. Don’t you realise it”