I put this little poem that my sister wrote into a hub in order to test the preformatted formatting option. You have to be careful when using preformatted text with floated capsules (or very long lines) since the text will not wrap.

The events described in this poem may or may not be based on reality.

Walmart Ralph

A man named Ralph Deeds
Went shopping for his basic needs

Wal-mart was close, taking up a huge piece of ground
Ralph was quite pleased by the bargains he found

He liked to buy socks there
52 cents for a pair!

One day he found the greatest deal
His favorite type of knife for a steal

But later when he tried a few cuts
He sure felt like a putz

Because the blade bent back like a flap.
Useless! he cried, this knife is crap!

He quickly drove back to the store
To warn them so they wouldn't sell more

But he discovered that the manager was a dumbass
He should have realized, alas,

That you get what you pay for
A good knife should cost more

Than one made by chinese kids, what a crime!
Exploited workers all over, it heads for the landfill

to sit for a long time The cops chased him around the floor

While he tried to find toothpaste, desperate for a
bargain- one more!

But he escaped out the door
With a lesson learned from his time in that store.

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Stacie Naczelnik 8 years ago from Seattle

All those fans...and finally a hub! Good to know about the preformatted text.

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gamergirl 8 years ago from Antioch, TN

Yay! A Poem!

Thanks Paul, for the hub (finally) and all you do for us.

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jimmythejock 8 years ago from Scotland

hi Paul, good to see you are a fully fledged hubber at last lol, i love the poem, the text looks great, have fun.....jimmy

IĆ°unn 8 years ago

Yay! Well done and on both fronts. Ralph Deeds was long overdue to be featued in a poem. :D

Bravo, Paul~

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pauldeeds 8 years ago from Berkeley Author

Unfortunately I can't take credit for the poem, but thanks everyone.

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