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Alicat
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0 posted 12-14-2003 10:25 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alicat

There, on the linoleum beneath flourescent tubes
the battle line has been drawn, harshest war of all.
Warriors stand ready to fight until the bitter end
for a most coveted prize: the final Barbie Doll.

Every age stands there, young and old alike
veins protruding on each brow, salon 'doos atremble
knowing that this treasured prize will go
to the one who is most nimble.

The buzzer sounds, a blue light lights,
battle cries echo down aisle twenty-four.
Baskets bounce and skid and slam
into others who want it more.

Faster than an Olympic luge, stronger than a bull
one granny pulls a stunt that would make a wrestler blush
and hastily pull out a pen to quickly jot down notes
as her cart hits another, another shopper crushed.

It's not enough to grab it, she must take it to the door
with the herd of angry shoppers closely on her heels.
I'm reminded of Ben Hur and the infamous chariot race,
though without the Romans, horses and the spikey wheels.

So it goes this time of year, always without fail
when normally sane people shop and get most crazed.
Instead of getting trampled by the consumer mob again
I think I'll play it safe and stay home for the holidays.

Alicat
12-14-03
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1 posted 12-14-2003 11:26 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

I'm staying home too! How can one of the best times of year bring out the WORST in people?

~sky

Dreams last for so long, even after you're gone...
~Jewel

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2 posted 12-16-2003 11:20 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

I love this.  Sounds as though some Grandma got the best of you  sometime.  Love, Joyce
Alicat
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3 posted 12-19-2003 10:16 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Thanks guys.
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4 posted 10-08-2005 04:47 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Don't mind me - collecting poems to be read in a Grade 2 class - awesome Ali!
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Staying myself

ARCTIC WIND
 
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