"sold out" - poem

went with money to buy
when it was not yet there for sale

later tried with more money
but it was holiday

took more than money
but shop had shut

then used myself in exchange
but it was already sold out

who is the looser?
me, dealer or the needy?

|Copyright © Ramesh 2005|

innocence v/s reasoning

My syllabus in India barely exposed me to Shakspeare's work.
Till I read the following I did not know how good Shakspeare's is...:-)

The charm dissolves apace,
And, as the morning steals upon the night,
Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle
Their clearer reason

Very poetic way of saying how day light's reality blows away nightly fantasies.