Wednesday, November 7, 2007

MY TABLE

My table was literally invisible. Hidden beneath a pile of books, trash, pens and other useless/useful stationary, it had remained that way for the past three years!
It was the day before I joined "college"; I cleaned my table with all joy and care, pasted nice posters around my walls; it was all so neat!
I could hardly enter my room. Something had to be done. My table, which had been so pretty, and so neat, was now covered with dust, trash, cobwebs- all beauty gone! My brain was imagining things as if my table had started to talk-

"... Oh! weary mistress,
stop for a while!
Remember what I had done for you..
Help me look fine
Help me look pretty
And see, what I can be for you.."
Now, I had to stop this. It can't go on like this.
Sunday. Three separate piles were tagged- "To be thrown", "To be packed", "To be rearranged".
I had, finally, cleaned my table! It looked perfect- so pretty, so clean, so beautiful! I had spent the whole day cleaning it-
".. I salute thee, my mistress-
For you'd freed me of my burden-
You are kind
You are sweet
And for that, I shall greet;
Trust me of my service,
for I shall do it with all might..
And you shall have no regrets
I'll make sure of that, all right.."!
It was nearly night time when I had finally finished giving all my "final touches" to my table. I was so tired. I picked up the three "tagged" bundles and kept them over my table.
It was one week since I had cleaned my table. It is, literally, invisible...

39 comments:

Ram said...

sssh.....i think i can hear my table also scream out...

:)

good work..

Matangi Mawley said...

@ram..
thnk u!

priya said...

Beautifully penned girl. Wish you a very Happy Diwali.

zahid said...

Tables are meant for that i guess... to be made into a mess and then cleaned...

Great personification on part of the table

Matangi Mawley said...

@priya..
thnk u! n happy diwali to u too..

Matangi Mawley said...

@zahid..
thnk u!

vrinda said...

hey! i thought tables r MEANT to be messy and dusty too...

Matangi Mawley said...

@vrinda..
i know.. bt its my mom u know.. she is bent on brain washing my table.. so nw my table wants to be all clean n everything.. ;)

The Ugly One said...

ah! that reminds me that i should have my own table! thanks.

Matangi Mawley said...

@the..

u should! :)

ananya said...

tht was fab! reminds me of my table.. bt yes.. beautifully written!

suyash said...

hey.. m vising u'r blog after a long time nw.. bt m nt disappointed at all! gr8 post once again! keep it up! n keep writing..

Matangi Mawley said...

@ananya..
thnk u so much!

Matangi Mawley said...

@suyash..
long time eh? i ll soon make it evn.. neway.. thnx!

Nisha said...

hey that was a nice post.. i like the way u described "your table"..

P.S Am blogrolling you.. :)

INDR's Angels said...

hello , readinh u aftr a long time.
;-)
Table speaking... hmm, it reminded me of my table far away frm me at my native place covered with a green sheet... Hope somday whn i revisit thre, i hope my table wd have th same thing to say...
U keep writing and hope one day u become a celeb writer..
tc.

Matangi Mawley said...

@nisha..
thnk u!

Matangi Mawley said...

@indr..
wow... celeb writer! :) thnk u!

Aparna Kar said...

Hey ! I hopped on to your space after a long time and I loved your jukebox. Specially the song "We are the world" Thanks :)
It's time to update my collection too. My readers have been complaining lately :P

Matangi Mawley said...

@aparna..
thnk u! :)

space said...

hey..u got a really nice blog out here :)

KAVANA D RAJAN said...

too good!!all your posts!!:)

Matangi Mawley said...

@space ..

thnk u!

Matangi Mawley said...

@kavana..
thnk u!

priya said...

Matangi,

My url is changed to prjournal.blogspot.com

Shams.. said...

hellooooo...
hws u?? and the table?
long time no see, no post!
hop evrythings alrite! TC!

Matangi Mawley said...

@shammu.. Nice to see u back in here.. I am off my table at the moment.. So had no time to use it.. Will do it as soon as i return which would be really soon! :-)

rOhit said...

A very good post, loved the content.
You've got a wonderful blog here.

Keep it on :)

Matangi Mawley said...

@rohit..
thnk u!

aninda said...

first thanks for ur comment on my work ... loved ur work and way with words n imagination great blog

Matangi Mawley said...

@aninda..
thnk u!

vanilla sky said...

all tables have the same fate. it seems !

Matangi Mawley said...

@vanilla sky..

so it seems :)!

Breathing_Thoughts said...

Hey Nymphy....
nice posts...
couldnt visit ur blog for a long time since work is keeping me on my toes,
i havent updated my own blog for decades now... ;)

if my table could read this post, it would have reminded me the same thing but not necessarily in such sophisticated and polite terms... ;)

keep writing, keep growing.
God bless.
Himali aka Hermione.. ;)

Matangi Mawley said...

@hermy..
:) thnx 4 visitin yaar..
guess it s the same with every table around..

ishqia said...

hahahhahahahaha...

Matangi Mawley said...

@ishqia..

indeed! my table s still mad at me!

ishqia said...

for me my cupboard is screaming at present..hahahaha

Matangi Mawley said...

@ishqia..

:D

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