Genghis: An obituary

This is the obituary

Of Ghengis, my beloved flea

A member of my family

Whose passing was calamity.

Now Genghis hatched a tiny flea

As little as the eye could see

but nonetheless would grow to be

A special flea, a prodigy.

He grew into maturity

Comporting with alacrity.

Possessing perspicacity,

He very soon was said to be

A flea of notoriety.

He went to university

to study Greek philosophy

and, noted for sagacity,

did supplicate for PhD.

He lived his life with energy,

Detested mediocrity,

Achieved his dreams financially,

Then grew to love philanthropy.

But swiftly came calamity.

When flying at velocity

In failing visibility

He ran into an apple tree

And smashed his nasal cavity.

We rushed him down to casualty

The surgeons battled valiantly

But sadly it was not to be,

For God had set his spirit free.

We took him to the cemetery

His death was such a travesty.

There was no call for autopsy

As cause of death was clear to see:



  1. My first thought about this poem was purely obstinate, as I was misled by the thought of having a Flee as a member of a family. But then, literal interpretations aside, I grew curious of ascertaining its deeper meaning and at last! I was able to comprehend its significance. I think the author used the Flee as an embodiment of the actual person who underwent that certain situation in life. The story of the poem was really touching, added the fact that it was a notice of someone’s death. It was luminously assembled and delivered by each lashing words and heart rending sentences. The story of tragedy in life that is usually denoted for a human being, suddenly reciprocated and was inscribed to a Flee was astounding. Moreover, I guess the moral of this poem is that even if you are just a Flee, or a person that’s not of a sheer size, you can still aspire and succeed in life. But still, be warned that if you grow dreary and fail to see the calamity upon reaching a certain velocity, everything you’ve persevered for will be lost in an instance.

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