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The Push of the Shopping Cart (or The Celery Stalks)

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Mike
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0 posted 04-08-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Half an aisle, half an aisle,
Half an aisle onward,
Into the produce section,
Pushed the lone stranger,
Forward the shopping cart,
"Charge for the yams," he said,
Pushed, though wished he was dead.

Forward the lone stranger,
Was he 'ware of the danger?
Not tho' he knew,
For he had blundered,
Forgotten the list,
By death would be kissed,
He would not be late,
Would rather test fate,
Into the produce section,
Pushed the lone stranger.

Pedal pushers right of him,
Curlers to left of him,
Rutabagas in front of him,
Ashen and shaken,
Bombarded with whispers and stare,
Boldly he pushed, and well,
Into the jaws of gossip,
Into the mouths of hell,
Pushed the lone stranger.

Flashed silver his thinning hair,
Flashed fear from their stare,
Smiling at widow there,
Squeezing a mushmelon, while
All the clerks wondered,
Pushed by tomatoes,
Right by the potatoes,
Redheads and blondes,
Tried not stare at their clothes,
Muttered and sworn,
Then he pushed back, but not
With the corn.

Pedal pushers right of him,
Curlers to left of him,
Rutabagas in front of him,
Ashen and shaken,
Bombarded with whispers and stare,
Would our hero dare?
He would never tell,
That he had shopped so well,
Came through aisles of beans,
Back from the mouths of gossip,
With grapes and a turnip,
Pushed cart of lone stranger.

Will husband's glory fade?
Valiant effort he made,
From out of store's danger,
Praise shopping trip he made!
Noble stranger!

My humble apologies to Lord Tennyson.



[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 04-08-2000).]
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Songbird
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1 posted 04-08-2000 12:27 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Very cute, picture of supermarket escapades, well written and very entertaining.
Martie
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2 posted 04-08-2000 12:39 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Mike, you are adorable...but did you get a gold star when you got home?  I just loved this poem!!!!
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3 posted 04-08-2000 02:36 PM       View Profile for Destiny   Email Destiny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Destiny

entertaining is right... put a smile on my face today.. thanks!

Destiny  
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Delightful, Mike ....  
I absolutely loved the last stanza ...
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5 posted 04-08-2000 02:55 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Mike, I would have to think that our dear Alfred would be smiling at this one, without a doubt.

Noble shopping stranger...

So clever...and well done, might I add!

~ Claire
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6 posted 04-08-2000 06:11 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Tennyson for our times! Wonderful, Mike. You could become a professional shopper!    By the way, what did you wear?
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7 posted 04-08-2000 06:17 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike~
Such fear amidst the shopping aisle
put upon our face a smile.
I'm grinning at the very thought
of all the things that you bought.
Sounds a bit vegetarian fare
and wonder at the bargains there.
A happy trip ... so to speak
and you get to do it EVERY week !

Thanks for the fun.
~*Marge*~



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Mike
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8 posted 04-08-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Danke for the comments (ack... can't get high school German out of my head now, as if it was ever in there in the first place, but I digress)  I do appreciate the comments, as far as what I was wearing...  a clinging lavendar...er.. sorry, that was the laundermat... hehe
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9 posted 04-09-2000 12:39 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

hehehehehe.....this is great Mike and I can certainly relate......food shopping is one of the things I hate the most....I think I sort of 'zone out' when I am there and I always forget something but don't remember what until I get home......arrrrrggggghhhhh.

Denise
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10 posted 07-18-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

He he he! This reminded me of some of the people I see at my work (I'm a cashier in a grocery store!). Someone's always saying that they forgot one item and will be right back, or asking where to find whatever, or how much is this item. In fact, yesterday the same guy came through my lane three times because he forgot two of the items on his list (which he didn't even look at)! Very funny, Mike, thanks for the smile!  

Elizabeth


I'm grabbing my hat and coat
I'm leaving the cat a note
Quick call me a ferry boat-getting out of town!


 
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