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#SelfImprovementSaturday – Poetry Challenge

April is a National Poetry Month.

A kind friend said I could make myself accountable through her in challenging myself to write a poem a week this month.  So I did write about what happened last weekend but didn’t have the time to type it up as I was busy.  But here it goes:

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It was one of the warmest weekends in the spring
Shopping therapy was what I needed most
So… what’s on my shopping list?

A pair of comfortable shoes that would
take me beyond my comfort zone
A pair of righteous footwear that would
take me in the right direction in life
A pair of carefree sneakers that would
lead me towards freedom and equanimity

What’s next as I move my list bottom-up?
Pretty professional pants
Bold beautiful blouses
Decent delightful  dresses

And just when I thought I finished,
Eyeful earrings enthusiastically looked at me
They said “Take me, I’m all yours.”
Then I said, “Hold up! Let me try first
and see if we’re compatible”
They are truly simple but absolutely gorgeous!
Oh mine, no more hesitation
I obediently and optimistically obliged –
“Yes, I’m taking you!”

Ka-ching, Ka-ching, Ka-ching
Exchanging the numbers in the bank account for
material comforts and effortlessly lovable looks

I asked myself:

Would I be happy with them? Yes, at the moment
Am I content? Yes, right about now
Do I need them? Yes I do
Would I wear them frequently and
not hide them in the closet? Yes, I swear
Is the exchange worth it? Yes, I got good deals.

That’s how I came home happily with
a number of shopping bags.


© Eimon Yin, 2016


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