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                                     by      M.  Shanmughalingam

Red packet full with
Green cash can buy brown chocolate
Friends green with envy
Red packet with green
Cash falls in mud. Packet soiled
Cash still good
Fish from frying pan 
Thrown into green pond. Fish sinks
Pond sizzles and stinks
Widow looks out of 
Green window from red-roofed house
Only wind grey cloud
Green-eyed girl with blue
Contact lenses sees boy friend
With new girl. All red

Trees with flowers of 
Many colours burnt alive
For cold green paper
Tycoon floats new firm
Company bubbles then sinks
Tycoon blinks and shrinks


August-September 2004
Kuala Lumpur

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