Work, passion, interests and life

The Book Seller

Posted on: December 4, 2012


On my way back

From School

Every Day

I passed by his Shop

Scanned all magazines that greeted the eye

Not only the ones that I was allowed to take

Comics and maybe a Sport star

If I had asked for ‘Detective’ or ‘Film fare’

It would meet with a steely ‘No.’

Upset by the refusal

I would often wonder

Why is he killing his business?

What does he lose by selling

What I had asked for

Three decades later

I recall him with much admiration

On a recent trip I found his shop has vanished

I wonder where he has gone

I wonder whether he would even hand me the newspaper now

If I had been a fourteen year lad

How would he have reacted?

Now that my eight year old son gets a daily dose of liberal content from the media

Dylan rightly crooned

The Times they’re a changing

And maybe with it a lot that was once good is changing too


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