The Candy Seller - Poem by Sunny Gulati
The ringing bell announced his arrival.
A man of meagre means and modest wares, dressed in a crumpled shirt and worn out pants.
He held a bamboo frame adorned with cotton candies and a bell in his other hand.
On seeing him, children ran in ecstasy, to welcome him with a rhapsody of joy.
When he gave candies to even those who had no money to buy, I asked him, "Why..? "
He laughed aloud and looked into my eye,
This was his reply, "Though I sell candies,
It is happiness they come to buy.
I am paid not just in money
but with many smiles too.
I maybe poor but I am also blessed by the Almighty.
He enables me to give happiness to others in plenty."
I walked away with the Candy seller's words ringing in my ears.
Topic(s) of this poem: happiness
Form: Prose Poem
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