Oscar Wilde and GB Shaw


Soft show. A classy tiff. They both sit... wearing glasses and blue T-Shirts...The conversation starts between them... Wilde: There are many attractive women in this circus - and I have been unable to take my eyes off them, only them for the past few jiffies, not a cheesy pick-up line, you know, I crave to smooch and leave them as hearts are made to be broken. Shaw: I don't wish to answer this. I am forlorn, Wilde, I have tried not to be. We both have been married so long, just remember, those who cannot change their minds, can't change anything, and I am sure if you commit it, you will grieve it, tomorrow. Wilde: Okay, you are not letting me and you know this makes me talk more; maybe that is good for you, but to live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all, is good for me. We have been spending time together, lunches, meetings, that kind of stuff...don't you even feel to be my decent buddy?



Shaw:


I can't believe it, that is just not something you desire to marry or love every woman. The world doesn't move like this. Beware of false knowledge. It is more dangerous than ignorance. You are a good writer, you should know it by yourself, alas! How can your mind think to sleep with other women? Oh God, it is the worst thing I have ever observed from your countenance, Wilde.



Wilde: You are crazy, and you always will be, you are the only one who discovers instantly what is on my face. In faces, I reckon this may have made you uneasy. That is very nice of you to say because a good friend will always stab you in the front. Keep it up, you are going to match my genius very soon. Really great, Shaw, seriously. Shaw:


Ooh, I understand, can I give you the word of advice? (Wilde - yes). Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one, a second time. In your life, you have been seduced by many women, and at times, you couldn't even decide what is best for you. Now leave this all behind, and use a glass mirror to see your faces and use works of art to see your soul, you will uncover something, a fresh realm of solace. My way of joking is, to tell the truth. Wilde:


Shaw, I am not young enough to know this. But, I know this, one shouldn't start a conversation like this, with someone who doesn't belong to and you are the instance. We know, experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. So, let's end it, and relish the show of Chris Rock who reveals many entertainment shows like acrobats, trained animals, musicians, dancers, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, magicians, unicyclists, etc. Shaw:


Well, Wilde, they both are: 'Thank you for'; that is why I say, life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself. So this time, I should go with you, let's be quiet and relish it. Watch and notice their actions. Both are now silently watching the show... © Adi Adnan



Author's Bio: Adi is a poet, writer, columnist, translator, Ghazal writer, motivational speaker, blogger and reviewer from Tral, Kashmir (J&K). He has contributed his poems to various reputed magazines and journals. He has also published his poetry book, "Tears Fall in my Heart." In 2020, Adi was awarded by Gujarat Sahitya Academy, for poetry. In 2021, he was awarded the Shakespear medal for his literary merit, writing quality, uniqueness, and creativity. Furthermore, he has won the 2021 best achiever award in the field of English Literature as the title, 'Best English Poet.'

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