oh, what an exquisite revelry!
I sit on the couch,
browsing collections for which hundreds vouch.
Rings, I like.
Toe rings, dislike.
Bangles that jingle,
anklets that tinkle,
bring my eyes an enchanted sparkle.
Of the most exotic,
are the cummerbunds, lachhas and panjas,
evoking in me, a thought quixotic –
Why not I wear them everyday, like the Maharajas!
Then the attention veers,
to those that adorn the ears –
jhumka and kadi and latkan and button,
make out of me a jewellery glutton.
I look at the cart, which is now full.
I look at the jewellery box and take a deep sigh,
Oh how I had shopped when my wedding was nigh!
Now there is no space and the box is all full.
I grudgingly empty the shopping cart of its contents.
I am secretly happy I controlled the urge,
and saved the wallet from an unnecessary splurge.
I have enough for now and in window shopping I am content.
P.S : As I wrote this, I purchased a ring from a neighbourhood Aunty (a close family friend) who sells jewellery in the local ladies circle. Talk about irony. 😐 Though ‘Mummy financed’ jewellery shopping is always guilt free. 😉
This post is a part of the April A-Z Challenge.