Once upon a time, there was a kind
And it was called the ‘humans’
They walked on two legs and ate the bread
They built sky-scrapers and laid on beds
And just for gigs, they occasionally fought
And on serious matters, opinions they sought
And though they thought, they had many a battle won!
But when it came to us, Oh! Boy! Did we win!
We observed them for years,
And their living style,
One thing you have to say for humans,
It was probably the cleanest of all kinds
They also liked to ‘store’ and store a lot they did
Lucky for us, some of them stored waters in uncovered dishes
These dishes would be buckets or vessels in the kitchen
Oh! But for us, they would be the best of ‘trenches’
And we low lying creatures, had nothing better to do
But suck a few humans and of course breed too!
We bred on their storages and lived on their blood,
But little did they know about our small and sweet peck!
When we gave them our kiss, for that teeny-tiny drop of fresh human blood,
We gave them the ‘Dengue’ – we gave them the curse!
If only humans knew how to spread the message,
They might have lived,
But we attacked them with strategy
And in wars some get killed
To give them their fare share,
They did chat and collaborate,
They scrapped, and twittered,
And often poked friends,
But when it came to ‘real’ message,
Boy oh Boy! Did they dither!
Or maybe they just sucked,
What an irony, as we also ‘suck’!
In retrospect, we didn’t do much,
We simply continued to ‘suck’
The irresponsible, uninformed humans did the rest
We still thank them much
When the word of ‘Dengue’ spread
Few knew of blood groups and platelets
Lucky for us, not all doctors and patients are alike
While some doctors left out repeat tests, patient’s never asked ‘what next’?
And then there was the really educated class
Which prescribed themselves medicines on doctor’s behalf,
Oh! what a cocktail of mess we had!
And it made us giddy!
We went out sucking
In ones, twos, and threes!
We had so much to choose from, often we would toss
But most often than not, we all got a lot
An immune system down due to painkillers
Fashion frenzy – cut sleeve dress in a cinema
Pitchers of water to swam and breed
Oh! It must have been our good karma
Little by little, our menace spread
And in hospitals, there weren’t any beds left
We hung around windows, missing our bloody diet!
While the patient’s put on a brave fight
We did help humans in at least one way
They now reached out to strangers
To give blood away
However, for a few innocent
It was late,
Our ‘Dengue’ had done wonders
And taken a life away
If today you ask us, ‘Would you have things differently?’
We shall say ‘Yes!’ not thinking twice!
For we didn’t realize,
No Humans – no sweet blood!
And now we miss out humans
And wish they were here
But to doctor’s and patient’s they should hear
So that we both can live in harmony
And peace shall prevail
We suck a few humans, while some take care
With that this Saga comes to end,
Hope humans had the time to mend
Composed in interest of controlling and eradicating ‘Dengue’ - Please consult your Physician on preventive measures for Dengue.