Saturday, January 25, 2014

Return to GBB for the Chinese New Year

Return to GBB for the Chinese New Year

By May Kwek

We went to Gardens by the Bay again
Since Chinese New Year had come around
We found horses everywhere
That made not a sound

They were made of wood
And galloped across imaginary plains
Silent, purposeful but still
Even if you laid to them a cane

Then there was the flower dome
Alas where was its former glory?
Instead of flowers was a sea of green
Repentance for their Christmas folly

But the new playground is fun
With water hoses and all
But I am much too old
For the games that I saw

So you could certainly say
My excitement has dimmed a bit
Especially when the flower dome
Has more green than flowers in it!

But they still made me laugh
Because don’t you see?
Judging from the ears
Some of the horses were donkeys

Copyright © 2014 by May Kwek

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