A Little Change of Plans

Old Plan was, I’ll have a new blog and write 365 poems in 365 days.

New Plan is, I’ll write 365 poems in 365 days on Antarctica Daily itself !

Why I chose to ditch the new blog? Who knows, but I’ll try to come up with a reason in today’s poem.

I thought I'll make a whole new blog,
But then my college got filled with smog,
Wait, it was smoke, due to a fire,
Whose scary flames kept rising higher.
I was on route to go to my college,
To learn from patients and earn some knowledge,
But I was in subway when father told me,
One of the college buildings is burning brightly.
Now, I a med student, so college is hospital,
Where we treat sick patient and mend broken skull,
Hence, I was really scared thinking about the patients,
What are they doing, Both the Ladies and Gents,
Thankfully humanity is surviving alright,
Colours of unity were displayed bright,
All worked together to save the admitted,
"United we Stand", the description fitted.
Students joined hands, so did the local men,
So did the staff and in came firemen.
Finally, fire was off, remained the smoke,
And a few scared patients of Fever and Stroke,
But their family members calmed then down,
Spread wide the smile, washed away got frown,
Together we survive, they taught me today,
When the skies are dark and times are gray,
So, I kept thinking hard while returning back,
I have still got another puzzle to crack,
Do I make another blog and start from the low,
Or keep writing here with uninterrupted flow,
Ultimately, when my stoppage came,
I remembered this blog's name,
It's Antarctica Daily, yes Daily it is,
So, if I post poems Daily, the readers I'll please!

As promised, I’ll post daily poems from 30.10.18 to 30.10.19. BTW, with only about 27 days remaining, I’ll start the final stage of preparation for the challenge. And then, from 30th, yep the marathon will begin…

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay

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Mango tree mysteriously bears bitter gourds after local people forcibly cut away some of its branches

30 February, 0065: Nature has been angered and here are the consequences. No more mango its just bitter gourd.

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What it was...:-)

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What it is and would be....:-(

Last day a group of people from a Sri Lankan village cut the branches of a mango tree which was known to bear the sweetest mango ever and donated them to a group of scientist who offered to manipulate its genes and create more mango trees like that with the payment of a nominal fee. The mango tree clearly declared that cutting branches wasn’t a deal, but people didn’t care. Today morning just as everyone went to the tree to pluck a few fruits, they were socked to see that all the yellow, red mangoes have been replaced with green pale bitter gourds.
This news teaches us that, Greed is the end of all good.😰😥😰:(😱😨

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay
Editor-in-chief
Antarctica Daily
Website: http://www.antarcticadaily.weebly.com

World’s tallest man measured to be taller than Mt. Everest, even when he was standing in Marianna Trench

30 February, 0031: Fame can take us to great heights, but who knew great height can bring us fame? Mr. Alto recently had such an experience. He shocked both the air force and the navy simultaneously. Last Monday a routine flight was scheduled to land in an island near Australia. After witnessing extreme less visibility in a seemingly clear sky the pilot alarmed the air control tower of an unknown storm approaching. At the same time a submarine diving deep into the ocean also reported obstruction ahead. After the report from both the experience were compiled a satellite picture was ordered to be taken. This revealed even stranger facts. Data analysts saw strange hair like outgrowth at about 9000 m above sea level. Ultimately using precise measurements and face recognition technology it was declared that the obstacle in the both cases of air force and navy was due to a single person named Alto. His height is almost 20,000 m as was calculated which is 19998.3 m taller than an average human being. This sudden gigantism has been blamed to his habit of over consumption of health drinks and height increasing drinks. On asking him what he was doing at the middle of the ocean that is at Challenger Deep in Marianna Trench, he said that he was trying to bathe as other bathrooms could not fit him. He stood almost 11000 m below sea level and still was tall enough to be taller than Mt. Everest at 9000 m from the sea level!

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay
Editor-in-chief
Antarctica Daily
Website: http://www.antarcticadaily.weebly.com

The man who survived the 😨Death

30 February,0015: When the adjectives like heart throbbing and nail biting fall short,  during the narration of an incident, you can bet that it’s another fiction story from one of the greatest authors of all time. However, HE proved us all wrong yesterday. HE who should not be named (he is not Voldemort, he just requested us not to disclose his name) had recently returned from a seven year trip from the Pacific Ocean and as you have already guessed, he had a bag of stories with him. The stories he shared with us had left all of us speechless, but our fingers weren’t numb, so here we publish the most interesting part of his strange experience…
The following extract is presented exactly the way HE narrated the story.
“It was daylight but the sun wasn’t visible. The gentle waves were rocking the boat through a dangerous storm. I was alone in the boat. The sunlight blinded my eyes but I was already blinded by the dust in the wind. My boat was almost sinking at times, and I needed to dive into the water to keep the boat afloat. I had no food, other than the cold beef steaks and some pie and some chops and some chips and some… well the list is never ending. I had no water to drink other than the sea water. But still I drank water from the mineral water bottles. After travelling in that lonely boat for six days and  three nights, I and my companion reached the shore. My companion who was also alone in my boat helped me jump into the water and swim to the shore. We almost drowned in the one metre deep water while swimming. Then, after reaching the land I built a sand castle. We decided to live in it for a few days. But the weather changed and it changed bad. The moon was scorching, the sun was freezing. I and my pet dog who accompanied me were wandering in search of food. When I posted my selfie with the status searching food on a social networking site with my smartphone the entire world commented wishing me long life. I and my pet walked through the sands of sahara in which we had built the sand castle. We found no burger shop to satisfy our thirst nor a single cold drink shop to quench our hunger. We were heartbroken. So I ordered a pepperoni pizza with my phone. We ate it. But mother nature was antagonised by human sin and she took revenge. The next morning there were Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tornadoes, Cyclones and every thing else you had ever read in a geography book. We feared the doomsday might be near. So I downloaded the movie 2012 and watched it on my Crackbook Air. The desert we were in suddenly smelled like its on fire and we were right. Forest fires swept across the desert. I and my pet cat ran for our lives and ultimately reached your newspaper office where I just shared the story of my Life against Death.”
PS. The inconsistency in the plot of the story is not our fault, for complements or complaints please contact HIM.

Arkadeep Mukhopadhyay
Editor-in-chief
Antarctica Daily