Every Man-Made thing Seems To Be ' Made in China '

Every Man-Made thing Seems To Be ' Made in China '

A Poem by S.zaynab.kamoonpury
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I posted this poem of mine on many sites

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Everything I buy to touch and taste
is made in China, made in China
let alone my china set, even my toothpaste
is made in China, made in China.

From my pencils to my stencils
to the golden locks on my stylish lockers
all bear labels of 'made in China' in block capitals
and that explains the thriving of doorbell hawkers.

And for 'economical' me, stuff made in China
does hold a lot of frugal charms
Comes all the way from China, my granny's parka
About 'made in China' I've never had any qualms.

And because I don't intend to fritter away
hard-earned savings on any frippery
for 'made in china' alone shall my purse'n' pocket pay
and don't they play their part perfectly,
both my 'made in China' stereo and frisbee?

And all that 'made in China cutlery and crockery
is just as fragile and breakable as any other
All my life I've stuck to made in China stationery
and their costs haven't been any exorbitant so far.


I've seen latest high quality Chinese huawei cellphones
You can get long lasting quality TV sets of the chinese Hisense brand
You can wisely avoid debts and loans
purchasing brand new grand stuff from
the Chinese land

And then to my surprise I discovered
that many people both here and abroad
tended to buy things made in the land of the Great Wall
for similar reasons: including, they're easier to afford.

Ah, I don't like the idea of squandering away
or thoughtless wasting of wealth
No one could ever make a spendthrift out of me
For that would be unhealthy for budget health!

Are the chinese most proficient at making efficient things?
They manufacture our durable slings and swings.

To refrain from prodigality and unfeeling extravagancy
'made in China' seems to me the solution
Let millionnaires make-believe that only the costly has quality
for I ain't gonna buy that pricey notion!

© 2022 S.zaynab.kamoonpury


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a true shopper's manifesto. every cloud has its silver lining. i wonder if there is a tag on the great wall that says, "made in China"? thought provoking read, sad but true ... :)





Posted 1 Month Ago


This is the world problem today. Cheaper to buy China items. Instead of our countries. Create jobs for the people. USA is the worst. Once I was a retail manager. They wanted American made items on the end-caps. We couldn't find enough to fill them. Powerful and worthwhile words and thoughts shared.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


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A thought-provoking poem, for me. I do own things that were made in China, but these days I avoid buying Chinese made goods if I can. Their human rights record is appalling! And not everything made in China is of a high standard. I have bought Chinese made goods in the past which turned out to be shoddy! Each to their own, but I no longer buy Chinese made goods if I can help it!

Posted 4 Months Ago


S.zaynab.kamoonpury

4 Months Ago

Yeah some chinese goods are shoddy esp if sold cheaply on the black market or hidden stores . But th.. read more
Robert Haigh

4 Months Ago

I agree it would be difficult to totally boycott Chinese goods. Buying things on line (from Amazon f.. read more
Driven home and a fact no one can hide from or ignore.

Posted 4 Months Ago


S.zaynab.kamoonpury

4 Months Ago

Yeah, thanks for commenting,
nicely worded thoughts here.
I get what you're saying.

Posted 4 Months Ago


S.zaynab.kamoonpury

4 Months Ago

Warm thanks for great comment!
A budget friendly and coupon cutting manifesto!

Posted 4 Months Ago


S.zaynab.kamoonpury

4 Months Ago

Warm thanks for cool lovely comment 🌷
Light and Ashes

4 Months Ago

You are welcome.
:)
As a manager explained it to me as we left the manufacturing plant, "You can't compete with a Dollar a day and a Bowl of rice. --- The poem was a tad long for my tastes, and the story it is telling, but hey, that's just my taste. I did like the subject matter and the lite hearted approach. Well-crafted to say the least.

Posted 4 Months Ago


S.zaynab.kamoonpury

4 Months Ago

Yeah this became lengthy, thanks so much for feedback,
Nice Work SZK - I had a Chinese Smartphone for a time - perfectly decent performance and very reasonably priced ✨️✨️✨️✨️✨️

Posted 4 Months Ago


red93

4 Months Ago

Yes it was a couple of years ago before my wife bought me a Samsung on a Contract. I had an Alcatel-.. read more
S.zaynab.kamoonpury

4 Months Ago

Oh i thought you were a lady what with your pic and profile pen name.
Yeah chinese stuff are .. read more
red93

4 Months Ago

🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂 The pic is the Cover of my new EBook SZK - available now @ Amazon.com if you ar.. read more
Ah, I don't like the idea of squandering away
or thoughtless wasting of wealth
No one could ever make a spendthrift out of me
For that would be unhealthy for budget health!

This was my favorite stanza. Indeed, everyone likes to save money. Buying merchandise made in China usually does that for many. It's a shame that the USA can not make items as economical here on home soil. Good write. Lydi***

Posted 4 Months Ago


S.zaynab.kamoonpury

4 Months Ago

Warm thanks for great fab comment, interesting that even Americans find 'made in USA ' expensive. read more

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Added on September 13, 2022
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