Nikunj Sharma

*** Dubai Debacle ****

The dentist's voice echoed
from the valley of bicuspid.
Unseen, insignificant roots
that held ground so far,

Vanished in a gory grove.
Now cement shall stay
where senses once prevailed,
capped with a golden crown.

I remember those grains
of sand that shone in the vast
desert, till dunes gave way
to fancy foundations.

Helpless cactus plant, stares at its
reflection in the gleaming glass as
Woeful investors watch indices.
Valuations vanish in a gory grove.

Now senses shall spring where
cement once stayed. Back
home the juice corner introduced
a new flavor, sheikh shake.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Poem Edited: Friday, December 4, 2009

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  • Pradyumna Jyotir (1/29/2010 12:04:00 AM)

    your satire is so subtle...it does not make fun of anyone...it makes one to pause and think.....the flavor is fresh like the Sheikh Shake.good work Nikunj...just keep writing.

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  • Janani Ashwin (12/29/2009 5:33:00 AM)

    Your grace in presentation of a visit to the dentist and reflections with imaginative ease is conspicuous. Thanks. janani

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  • george george (12/20/2009 2:19:00 AM)

    Subtle sarcasm works well here. Nicely thought out, flows smoothly. Well done!

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  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (12/14/2009 9:50:00 PM)

    nation and the rulers everywhere cheat the common man..to such levels...nothing can happen overnight

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  • Robbie Squires (12/14/2009 4:58:00 PM)

    this was great, i absolutely loved the imagery and the fact that i could cleary picture a scene in my mind. awesome job :)

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  • Fay SlimmFay Slimm (12/13/2009 10:41:00 PM)

    Well thought through and amusing too - - you have captured the feel of the event with gory reality - - - well done 10 Fay

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  • Hippie Girl (12/13/2009 10:15:00 PM)

    Very descriptive.
    I liked it!

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  • Ravi SathasivamRavi Sathasivam (12/7/2009 10:35:00 PM)

    Very creativity poem.
    Great imagination is mixed here.
    Well penned
    Enjoyed reading it
    Thanks for sharing with me

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  • Nikunj Sharma (12/7/2009 10:08:00 PM)

    Comment from LADY GRACE:


    this piece is different from normal topics...so i will say, this is another good entry...so, what happened to the canine... premolars and the hemorrhage syndrome? ...well, i like this in the way it is represented, , , from sheik shake.....and from sands in the desert where cacti are there..my goshhhhhhhhhhhhh...actually, so nice the presentation of course...aside from educational, it also introduces new terminologies for everyone..nice idea and nice poem...as i had promised, as the sun rises in east, i'll be in your page my sweety...so its 6am here and the sun starts to shine in the mountains of the promise land, mindanao...smileeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    please put that in my commnts...i cant open ur commnt page..my goshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, , i dont know..i send it many times but it is not allowed, , , so i have no patient to wait..my goshhhhhhhh, i have to go so i'll leave these wrds for ur commnt.please do the favor to write this in your 'dubai debacle''..thanks for inviting...

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  • Kesav EaswaranKesav Easwaran (12/7/2009 6:50:00 AM)

    allegorical write on the issue...imaginative piece...very well composed...10

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  • Charles WanjohiCharles Wanjohi (12/7/2009 6:17:00 AM)

    This piece is interesting one cannot but love to read it the more. Keep it up.

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  • Tony Stevens (12/7/2009 6:07:00 AM)

    Very clever poem Nikunj, well done.

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  • Sandra MartyresSandra Martyres (12/4/2009 7:19:00 AM)

    'Now senses shall spring where
    cement once stayed. Back
    home the juice corner introduced
    a new flavor, sheikh shake. '

    Great write Nikunj.....with Sheikhs shaking and cactii reflecting in the glass buildings that have replaced the sandy desert tracks...very imaginative indeed..

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (12/4/2009 3:20:00 AM)

    from a root canal to a root canal.. awesome.

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  • Deborah CromerDeborah Cromer (12/3/2009 11:12:00 PM)

    Imagination mixed with your creativity is a very interesting combination! Entertaining and fun to read! Makes one really think. DC

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  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (12/2/2009 3:23:00 AM)

    Your imagination knows no bounds Nikunj and you have come up with such an original idea and sheik shake is so brilliant. Great writing! 10 love Karin

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  • Joseph Poewhit (12/1/2009 3:27:00 PM)

    sheik shake - that is one for the record books.

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  • Menime Soul..'d' Ugliloner (12/1/2009 10:33:00 AM)

    Too good, too inteligent...man, i find evrything great in your arena.

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  • Philip Gee (12/1/2009 6:48:00 AM)

    Yes quite interesting, well written poem, were you working there, quite a bringdown for Dubai, many companies getting a Sheik Shake.

    You have written a lot I will read themover time.

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  • Carol Gall (12/1/2009 6:48:00 AM)

    good write nothing is for sure as they found out its kind of sad 10

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