Wednesday, August 31, 2011

For all Bangaloreans excited about the La Tomatino Festival

Just imagine you were born in a third world country
That is if you know what third world even means
Think about what you would do if you were starting sick
And you had no food to send through
No, not even a tomato
A sweet red juicy tomato to just sink your teeth in and get the relief of a dose of lycopene

But in a country nearby
Where millions die from starvation alone
Folks who don't have an imagination at all want to have some fun
Playing with tomatoes is the sun
Smashing all that precious lycopene
When it's a thrill but really mean
For all those kids who don't even have a scene with lycopene

Have you ever seen your ribs stick out, and stand out like you've over-exercised your chest
Because your legs just seem so thin
And you wonder how you can even stand on your own two feet

Have you ever sat around, huddling, sharing a piece of bread, or maybe a tomato
Because your stomach's rumbling and it won't stop
But that'll only happen if some food from heaven drops down
And you're thankful it did so you dig in to whatever you got
And share it with whoever else's stomach is as well
But if you've had it upto your nose
Every single thing in overdose
You probably never know what it means
To be nutrition deficient-forget about not having lycopene
And you'd probably agree that there's nothing wrong when

In a country nearby
Where millions die from starvation alone
Folks who don't have an imagination at all want to have some fun
Playing with tomatoes is the sun
Smashing all that precious lycopene
When it's a thrill but really mean
For all those kids who don't even have a scene with lycopene

So here I cry, not "Save the trees"
But have you gone so, so cold
You don't let them hog the lycopene you want to waste
Throwing it all around the place instead
Messing up each other's faces
How can you be so heartless, ruthless and mean?
To smash tomatoes in each other's faces when they don't even have a decent scene with lycopene

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