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Presents From My Aunt By Carole Coogan (Moniza Alvi)

The glittering clothes sent from Pakistan
wern't fitting for a teenage girl in London town
The apple-green sari, silver-bordered,
wasn't quite what the young girl ordered.

Unlike Aunt Jamilla who reminds me a bit,
of Lady Camilla,
but brown.
Looks quite the part in southall town.

If I put me glad rags on and went to town,
me mates would think I was the local clown.
The clothes are very nice, don't get me wrong
but I'm not sure where I belong.

I've tried them on and slipped them off again
and, I'll settle for me cosy corduroy or ...

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