The difference in culture too wide to ignore,
is this man full of wisdom or simply a bore,
my manners prevent me from walking away,
I sense that he knows this as I continue to stay,
I have no need for his cloth or his elephant galore,
though I feel obliged to buy, the more he spreads on the floor,
with his trinkets around him he looks up with a smile,
my hand touches rupee he had known all the while,
the guilt of the tourist was no match for his guile
Spoken word version available at-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc9sYGVSrz4
April 5th, 2012 at 1:29 pm
So true. 😉 And well written.
April 5th, 2012 at 6:24 pm
April 13th, 2012 at 5:21 am
Yes, I agree, out of my comfort zone.