A poem that I dedicate to myself
Posted June 6, 2015on:
A lion is hung with a safety pin
A doll below the teddy bear
A doggie fixed in a broken case
When the person comes out of the office,
They often stop and try to remember
What did ask him to bring
Should I buy teddy bear if it does not cost too much?
Or should I buy the toy camera?
When my son happily asks me to take
His photo; how adorable he looks!
That red doll there looks completely new
If I get it for 20 rupees only,
How happy, my daughter Misbah will be
Brother! How much is this doll?
Sir! You pass through here everyday
I don’t feel like bargaining with you,
Give me 100 rupees and take it home
My silence told him everything
Okay now give eighty, the doll is yours
How cheaper can a toy be than this?
Upholding my self-esteem I hear myself say
Fine! I’ll come tomorrow or day after
As I need to purchase many more toys
Going towards the Empress Market I think
Eighty rupees are Veggies for home
Eighty rupees is my fare to reach home
Eighty rupees are needed for the journal
My elder son has been asking for these many days
Why worry about toys? They can be bought
When I get the payment next week
I’ll purchase new toys for my children
Aren’t we old toys set on the Media’s cart?
Lions hanging tucked with safety pins
Old toys placed on the new pushcart!