Thursday, January 17, 2013

Why don’t you buy another one?


Why don’t you buy another one?

By May Kwek

I went to the bookshop one day
Because I needed a notebook anyway
So I picked one that I want
And after paying I would be done

But the lady shop keeper began to speak
Like a wise old lady with a lesson to teach
“We don’t get this often,” she slowly said
“Why don’t you buy two instead?”

I only needed one so I declined
And put the incident from my mind
Until I needed a notebook again
And the whole scenario began again

“This is an oddly shaped book,” she said
“And isn’t often found”
“Since you are already buying,
Why not buy two this time round?”

Again I said no and went on my way
Puzzling about it for the rest of the day
But then other things soon filled my mind
And I decided to think about it another time

Then today I needed another book
And so bought a bright pretty blue one
I waited and sure enough she said,
“This colour isn’t common. Why don’t you buy another one?”

No thank you, I think my notebook buying spree is done

Copyright © 2013 by May Kwek

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The raindrop’s quick adventure


The raindrop’s quick adventure

By May Kwek

Gentle rains fall on the window
Drumming like the footsteps of little children
Many many little children
Each too small to see or touch

They are the rain’s children
The little raindrops
And every storm they fall to the earth
From the heavens they drop

Some hit my window
And smile before running away
Some fall on the plants
And gently roll away

From there they hide in the dirt
And seek out the roots hidden there
Then they knock three times to enter
The plant’s secret lair

It is a labyrinth inside
Full of tunnels and tubes
The raindrops explore till oops!
They go up the water tube

At marvellously quick speeds they travel up to the leaves
And find it full of holes like a sieve
The sun draws them out from there
And they fly up to the air

Where they will form clouds and wait
Till the rain storms gather again
Then they will fall once more
Anxious to see more than they did before

Copyright © 2013 by May Kwek