Poetry: The Saga of Donato

August 09, 2007
Sonal Panse

It's hard to have a name like Donato,
The old folks ought to have known better, oh!

Donato sounds much too much like Donation,
Some people think begging is my vocation.

The other day when I was in Cafe Good Cheer,
A lady dropped a coin in my can of beer.

Hey, lady, I said, this isn't funny,
She said, every little bit helps, sonny.

I went home and said, change my name, Ma.
We argued and changed it that very day.

Now I have a new name and it's even harder,
People seem to think I've money in the larder.

Now, when they see my Ma in the street, girls come tarry,
Oh, Mrs. Gates, your Bill really ought to marry!!!

I run an Art Studio called Maysun In C, specializing in Illustration, Graphic Design, Web Design, Fine Art and Content Writing.
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August 9, 2007
08:59 PM

Nice one. I knew a Donato at work :-)

Aditi Nadkarni
August 9, 2007
09:28 PM

Ogden Nash would've been proud of you :)

Funny one Sonal...god knows DC could use a little bit of the whipped humor to coat all the grim debates :D And a generous sprinkling of the rhymes isn't bad either!

Sonal Panse
August 12, 2007
02:21 PM

Thanks, GG and Aditi. :-)

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