It is an untold dictum, wearing new dress
for Diwali, Choosing commences,
almost two months earlier.
Years ago, mom went places,
to select the best of Kanchipuram silk.
Easily done for my brothers.
trousers and shirts, dark bottoms
and light tops. They go welll,
she decides fast almost
in an hour,
For the girls mom
would let her imagination flow
colour combinations, she says
mustard and red will be appropriate
so does green with yellow,
reaching the end,
she will start exploring
until she finds the right ones.
Once done, calls her personal tailor,
puff sleeves for me.
close neck for my sister,
mom will work smocking pattern,
and make him stitch exactly
the skirt with close pleats, she will
demonstrate, holding the cloth,
The work undergoes rigorous
revisions, she lets go the tailor
after paying him a handsome cash.
After settling ,mom returns
to other manifestos, includes,
the extended family, staff
bonus etc, etc,