P k Routray
A man once meditated on Lord with pain and penance,
The lord was pleased and offered him a boon to mitigate the man’s grievance.
But He kept one condition;
that the boon would be only one as per man’s decision.
God was aware of man’s legal complexity in expression,
Hence he announced that the prayer for the boon to be in three words as the second condition.
Man thought and thought of the prayer for the boon,
He took three days time to make up his mind to freeze his choice soon.
He fed his computer with variety of his choices,
Like health, wealth, peace, bliss and many such wishes.
He was undecided as to whether to ask for self or for his kith and kin,
He also thought of society, how to cover all to avoid visible aftermath of the sin.
Then thoughts of many attributes like time, space and periods came into horizon of consideration,
To accommodate all to find the best he wanted a programming to be done.
Many quantified possibilities with theory of optimization were taken into consideration,
As this was unique opportunity nothing should be forgotten.
The program was run and rerun,
to find out the best prayer for the boon which was to be meticulously frozen.
Experts and wizards in different fields were pressed into service,
focusing legal interpretation and advice.
The D day came near and nearer gradually from hours to seconds,
Computer hanged over as its memory had run short of space.
The man came running to the Lord at the last moment with his condition confused and stressed,
He asked for nothing but thanked Lord for whatever to him He had already blessed.