Daily Soaps

The new trend on television,
Are daily soaps overflowing with confusion,
Though the story does not have any head or tail,
They are the favorites amongst the females,
They are filled with unnecessary twist, turns and slopes,
Yet people watch these unrealistic daily soaps.

To watch them people are ready to miss a meal or two,
As they love the entry of new characters out of the blue,
They enjoy watching those characters change their faces & names,
Because for them plastic-surgery is just a game.

To make any stupid daily soap a big hit,
A brainless cast will be just fit for it,
We will need a fresh heroine a bit funny in the head,
And then a tablespoon of a spicy vamp totally covered in red,
A sweet ‘n’ salty chatter-box who can be a male or a female,
And a cup of new characters always ready to jump in the tale,
A properly sliced good looking hero and a villain bad tempered,
Quite dangerous and just not to be tampered,
Now we need to add just one last thing,
A perfect mixture of ‘Saas-Bahu-Sautan’ as seasoning,

If you’re ready with a plate of this dish,
No other producer can beat you no matter how big is the fish,
I wonder how people can write stories like these,
And people act them out with such ease.

by Srishti Mohapatra

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this is a good poem.. keep it on...
You have caught the point rightly. That is why another name for TV is 'IDIOT BOX.'