Thursday, April 23, 2015

Over The Fence

A  L  O  H  A   from   Honolulu!
The last touristy, crappy, 
cheap bazaar, 
that WAS the 
International Marketplace 
is no more. 
Becoming transformed
behind the magician's fence
into another upscale expensive
SPEND-A-RAMA!

But the venerable banyan
that has seen so much:
drunken sailors,
lovebirds of all ages,
been crowned with
nesting rats for decades,
is being revived
as a pampered 
Luxe-Lady.

Nesting for
an entirely other
breed of rodent
bearing the 
Golden Token
- to enjoy their
Golden Moment -
Providing that
square foot
dollar quotient.

And still the sun
pours down on all
like lotion.

Or is that
just my notion?

Thanks for 
Your Patience!
                                "Childlike Charters"

Linking to
Tex's

22 comments:

kaykuala said...

Conservation at its best! I once saw a coconut tree jutting out of a building near the Hilton Waikiki. Great lines Cloudia!

Hank

Duckbutt said...

I'm glad they are keeping the banyan tree!

EG CameraGirl said...

Such a contrast from ultra cheap to upscale expensive! The banyan tree will have many varied tales to tell.

Nancy Chan said...

So sad that the old has to make way for the new...all for the sake of development.

Karen S. said...

Sounds about right to me! Aloha and always enjoyable to soak up your sunshine, and feel that lotion roll!

DeniseinVA said...

Most of the time I would rather keep the old. Lovely narrative :). Photos and quotes are always a pleasure.

Teresa said...

At least they didn't uproot the banyan. Too bad the old-style bazaar has gone the way of the dodo-rat...

William Kendall said...

Development. Given the tactics of developers here, I remain dubious of anything they say.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Fine poetry, Cloudia.
~

Cloudia said...

Thanks Pals!

TexWisGirl said...

so, how do you really feel? :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, I remember the international marketplace from my visit years ago.. It seems you will not like the new place..Great fence find. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm not sure I get about half these references but I enjoyed the banter!

Margaret Adamson said...

So the old is making way for the new!

Grand Crapaud said...

I'm glad they kept the beautiful tree.

Andy Wilson said...

Looking at fences, referred via Run*A*Round Ranch Report ;)

ayala said...

Lovely :)

Kayni D said...

Nooo...what market did they take down?

My mom said even the Thurs/Saturday open market is getting thinner. I hope they don't stop that too.

RedPat said...

Love that tree!

Ida said...

Sometimes progress isn't that great. But it's nice that the tree will still be there.

Kay said...

Great job with your wonderful poem, Cloudia. I rather liked that cheap, crappy, touristy bazaar though. I think I prefer it to the upscale shopping thing it's going to be.

Felicia said...

neat poem cloudia. progress is sad isn't it.