Nepalese In Chinatown

Nepalese In Chinatown short poem

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Tables laden with stones and gems,
Adornment for a lady and her hems.
Cat’s eyes in necklaces, sapphires and rubies,
Shimmering in oriental colors-
Such beauties!

Strange and mystical dark objects,
Matched by inscrutable, smiling Nepalis.
Eager to please and master in negotiation-
So convincing of zero defects.

Beware lest you take home an unwanted companion,
In that object you clutch with abandonment!
So happily ensconced for ages untold,
Thinking what a bargain to behold.

Poet’s Note –
There are many Nepalese traders in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. The way they dress and the items they sell express their colorful culture. They contribute to the atmosphere in Chinatown.

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From young, I have a love for the English Language and have been a voracious reader of novels, getting my fill from the British Council and later at the U.S.I.S. Clearly the writing style of UK and American authors is different.It is only about three years ago that I ventured into the world of poetry, and starting to pen my own poems. I find it gratifying and fulfilling to have an opportunity to put my thoughts, feelings and emotions into poems and haiku.
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