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Once there lived a man,

Whose name was Ivanhow;

He was gallant as could be,

And simple as a cow.

Ivanhow had a rule,

Which he would never break;

When someone talked to him,

A deep breath he would take.

And all that he would say,

Was “How” to everything;

His genius they assumed,

Even though he be boring.

But one day, as they say,

Curiosity killed the cat;

As in the great king’s court,

The wretch Ivanhow sat.

And as he pondered deep,

And asked, “O majesty;

How can you say your father,

Was the dead king, not me.”

The king thought long & hard,

And said, “Oh yes, indeed;

One way, only one way,

Can I prove my true breed.

For I christen thee king,

Ivanhow, my true friend;

And then sentence thy death,

And thus my doubts I end !”
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Submitted by SandeepK on March 22, 2022

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Sandeep Koul

Sandeep Koul is an IIM alumnus, and a Mechanical Engineer From the trouble-torn province of Kashmir, he prides himself on having seen most of India during the travels related to his professional duties. Sandeep is a widely published poet in multiple languages, published short story writer in english, and a bit of a philosopher. Poetry is in his genes - he is the grandson of Sahitya Academy awardee kashmiri poet Dina Nath "Nadim". He is passionate about reading fiction and watching sports – mainly cricket and football, but anything will do. You can reach him at : sandeep.k.koul@gmail.com more…

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