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Come Diwali


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,
 and folding.

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,