The Peacock who wanted to be a star

 

 

PEACOCK TAILS

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PEACOCK WHO WANTED TO BE A STAR

 

Mayura wanted to make the world more beautiful but before he could ruin his beautiful feathers by using them as a dust rag Peekaboo arrived to knock some sense into his peacock brain. He also gifted him a new pair of boots to hide his ugly legs ! What are friends for, after all , hmmm.

 

THE PALACE WAS GRAND AND MAYURA STROLLING IN THE GROUNDS WAS PREOCCUPIED WITH HIS THOUGHTS. 

“WHAT IS THE POINT OF LIFE ? 

“DO WE HAVE A PURPOSE ?”        

“LOOK AT MY FEATHERS, THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL, MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE RAINBOW. AND YET, DO THEY HAVE A PURPOSE”          

“SHOULDN’T ALL BEAUTY HAVE A PURPOSE?”

 

MAYURA KEPT WALKING, THINKING PROFOUND THOUGHTS. HE ALMOST HAD AN ACCIDENT. THE CAR SCREECHED TO A HALT. MAYURA QUICKLY RACED ACROSS, HIS HEART BEATING AND FLUTTERING JUST LIKE HIS BEAUTIFUL TAIL FEATHERS.

BUT THIS LITTLE BRUSH WITH DEATH GOT HIM THINKING EVEN MORE DEEPLY.      

 

 

 

“WE ALL LEAVE THIS WORLD ONE DAY. SO SHOULDN’T ONE LEAVE IT A BETTER PLACE, A CLEANER PLACE ?”

MAYURA WAS SO TAKEN UP WITH THIS THOUGHT HE IMMEDIATELY STARTED USING HIS FEATHERS AS A BROOM AND STARTED CLEANING UP THE PALACE LAWNS,DUSTING AWAY THE LEAVES AND PUTTING THEM AWAY IN A GARBAGE BAG. HE WAS SO BUSY SWEEPING AND CLEANING,HE DIDN’T NOTICE ANOTHER PEACOCK SITTING GRANDLY ON A BENCH LOOKING AT HIM.

 

 

 

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING ?” HE SAID        

 “CLEANING UP,” SAID MAYURA, NOT MISSING A BEAT AS HE DUSTED AND SWEPT THE DIRT WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL TAIL FEATHERS.        

  “WELL, THAT’S JUST FINE AND DANDY BUT WHY USE YOUR TAIL FEATHERS FOR IT ? AND WHY NOT GET ONE OF YOUR PALACE MINIONS ? IT’S NOT YOUR JOB ! “ 

MAYURA SIGHED DEEPLY, “WHATS’S OUR JOB ? JUST TO LOOK PRETTY? SHOULDN’T BEAUTY HAVE A PURPOSE? BY THE WAY, WHO ARE YOU ?”

THE OTHER PEACOCK BOWED COURTEOUSLY, “PEEKABOO AT YOUR SERVICE. I HAVE COME A LONG WAY TO CHECK OUT YOUR WAY OF LIFE.”

“OH !” SAID MAYURA, “AND WHAT DID YOU DISCOVER? WE ARE JUST LIKE OTHER FOLKS.”

PEEKABOO LAUGHED HARSHLY AND SAID, “NO, MY FRIEND, THAT’S WHERE YOU ARE WRONG. YOU ARE DIFFERENT.”

“HOW?” ASKED MAYURA.

“WELL, YOU GUYS TAKE EVERYTHING SO SERIOUSLY. YOU GOTTA LET THINGS BE. “

“WHAT DO YOU MEAN, LET THINGS BE.”

“THERE IS NO NEED TO GO AROUND CLEANING WHEN THERE IS NOTHING TO CLEAN. YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL FEATHERS, JUST SPREAD THEM AND DANCE. THAT WILL MAKE THE WORLD BEAUTIFUL TOO. THAT’S YOUR PURPOSE MAN, LOOK BEAUTIFUL AND DANCE.”

MAYURA, “I CAN DANCE THE KATHAK VERY WELL. ITS’S AN OLD DANCE FROM INDIA.”

PEEKABOO JUMPED OFF THE BENCH, “ALL RIGHT THEN. MY EXPERTISE IS TAP DANCE, THAT’S A DANCE FROM WHERE I COME FROM. SHOULD WE HAVE A DANCE OFF THEN ? AND LEAVE THE DARN GARBAGE BAG!”

MAYURA SAID, “ BUT IT’S NOT RAINING. PEACOCKS DANCE WHEN THE CLOUDS THUNDER. LIGHTNING FLASHES, AND RAINDROPS PATTER.”

“DRAT IT MAN. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE SO NEEDY. JUST MAKE DO WITH WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE !”PEEKABOO SCREECHED.

THEN HE LOOKED AT A GARDNER WATERING THE LAWN AND SAID, “ THERE’S YOUR RAIN. NOW SHAKE A LEG, MAN. “

 

 

MAYURA BOWED AND SAID, “MAYURA AT YOUR SERVICE. AS FOR SHAKING A LEG. I NEVER DID LIKE MY LEGS, THATS’S WHY I SPREAD MY FEATHERS TO DRAW ATTENTION FROM THEM.”

PEEKABOO, “ THERE YOU GO AGAIN , CARPING ABOUT STUFF YOU CANNOT CHANGE. TELL YOU WHAT, I’LL GET YOU A GOOD PAIR OF BOOTS WHEN I VISIT NEXT. FOR NOW JUST DANCE AND FORGET ALL YOUR TROUBLES. “

 

 

 

 

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