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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Gold 'n' White

(to the tune of 'Golden Brown' by The Stranglers)

Gold n white, on the Main Street
Lights are green, people will beep
Man in the front
Woman in the back
Meter is on
Bang! What is that?


I've been here far too long
People smoke and make the seats pong
Taxi's too old
Passengers too bold
Don't pay the fare
What do I care?


Every night after the prayer
We sit on the roundabout
Women pass, we stare
Thinking of home
Wives left behind
How lonely I feel
When these thoughts pass my mind

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Blogger secretdubai said...

Oh god that's LOVELY! So sad and so funny. The "Bang what is that" line had me laughing out loud!

9/02/2006 11:41:00 pm  
Anonymous da tink said...

Nice poem, AAT. Wouldn't they be flattered to know there are people who think about them...

9/06/2006 02:31:00 pm  
Blogger uae alias said...

very very good and touchy poem!

9/08/2006 09:51:00 pm  
Blogger benpiper said...

Hey so I just moved to Al Ain. I don't suppose you could give me a lift in your taxi to some good second hand furniture stores? I've got to furnish our newly rented villa.




9/12/2006 06:35:00 pm  
Blogger Al Ain Taxi said...

Hi Ben,

I would avoid the second hand furniture stores as they buy cheap and sell expensive. Cut out the middle man and go straight to the sellers: Look on notice boards at your work, at the hotel health clubs and the Prisunic and Abela supermarkets. That way you'll get a good deal rather than being ripped off at the second hand stores. The prices they offer are really not a lot lower than buying something brand new I've found.

9/14/2006 01:28:00 pm  

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