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It's Like Mrs Chakki's Base

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It's Like Mrs Chakki's Base

‘It's like Mrs.Chakki’s base’-
It’s a saying in a countryside.
Her husband and camels
Walk together in the desert.

It’s his first return :
Riyals bless the soul of their dream
With a body ; a base of house
Takes its birth on the canal bank.

The oasis allures him again :
He flies over the Arabian sea,
Leaving the base with Mrs.Chakki.
Dream balls roll in her eyes.

She awaits in sweet expectancy,
But the postman passes by,
Like her days,
Holding not out a letter for her.

The decades slip into
The barranca of past,
Leaving wrinkles and silver streaks
On her dreams.

The time partitions every hole
And every chink in the base –
Mongooses, bandicoots
And rats get due shares.

“Will he ever return, Chakki?”
Silent answer fills her eyes.
‘It's like Mrs.Chakki’s base’-
It’s a saying, and an ember as well.


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  1. Date: 1/17/2012 12:21:00 PM
    Stopping by to thank you for your kind comments on my poetry Fab. It is always a pleasure to read your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~Debbie Guzzi's~ "Something Different" contest Fab. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 3:49:00 PM
    This maudlin woman reminds me so of the mad bride Mrs. Haversham in the Dicken's novel congrad's on your win. Light & Love friend

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 12:49:00 AM
    Fab, how are you? a very interesting poem~ENJOYED.. thank you for sharing your wonderful poem;-) Have yourself a very lovely day, always,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/4/2011 4:45:00 PM
    sounds like "home" is for Base. We say home base for baseball term. Your country has some cool customs and to really understand poetry of other countries, it is good to know the background of some things. I like how you discussed the different animals putting chinks in the "base."

  1. Date: 12/3/2011 9:39:00 AM
    Oh this is really a touches my passions.

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 8:45:00 PM
    My friend, it's a very nice one, loved it and enjoyed it. Carry on my friend. Good

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 3:23:00 PM
    Hi Fab..please tell me what the proverb was? what is a Riyal?[The oasis allures] did you [lure]? soup mail me Light 7 Love

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    Date: 11/26/2011 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie.I changed the word 'proverb' as 'saying' which, I feel, is more apt.Riyal is the currency in Arab countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar.Fabiyas M V
  1. Date: 11/26/2011 10:08:00 AM
    Great images in your Poetry... I really love how you tell a story so well.... a good read... luv Michael