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Grocery Shopping: A Poem

Updated on January 29, 2018
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An amateur comedienne, Liz loves humor & practical jokes, so Oct.31 and Apr.1st are her favorite days all year. Let the laughter begin! :-D

Trying to Shop

Milk, butter, eggs, and bread

Are on my list today.


Now in the store, cake, chips, cookies, candy

Lead me far astray.

Back on track to the produce side

For eggplant, onions, tomatoes and kale;


At last I reach the bread;

And find it out, or stale.

What I Am Supposed to Buy...

Source

Up and down the grocery store,

Bulging with foodstuffs galore.


At every turn, my eyes grow wider,

I want more and more.

Up and down the grocery aisle;

Resistance, alas, is fu-tile.

© 2013 Liz Elias

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    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Thelma--Thanks much--I'm glad you enjoyed this bit of fluff.. ;)

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    Thelma Alberts 

    4 years ago from Germany

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    Liz Elias 

    4 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, brakel2 (Audrey)--

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the silly poem. It's one of my rarer styles; I seldom am able to create rhymes that don't sound stilted and forced. Most of my poetry (tons) is in blank verse. ;-)

    Thanks much for the compliment, and the well wishes!

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    Audrey Selig 

    5 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    This is a great hub. It describes how the general public is not able to resist the foods that are bad for them.. It is humorous, and we need a few laughs. I really like your writing, and hope life is going well for your and your spouse. Hugs.

    Audrey

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, WiccanSage--

    Thanks very much--I'm delighted you liked this bit of nonsense.. ;-)

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    Mackenzie Sage Wright 

    5 years ago

    That's so cute, I love that.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, Laura,

    Thanks very much--glad you enjoyed this poetic rant.. ;-)

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    Laura Tykarski 

    5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

    Found one disregard my previous Fan Mail lol-good work. I'll try yo pass it along. Smiles all the way through this one.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, Audrey,

    Thanks...I'm pleased to have provided a chuckle...and I do know what you mean..I've made that fatal-to-the-budget mistake more than a few times. ;-)

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    Audrey Howitt 

    5 years ago from California

    Very cute!! It reminds me of what it is like to go shopping when I am hungry!

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, drbj--

    LOL--right--a mistake that can be fatal to the budget and the waistline.. ;-) Thanks much for stopping by; I'm glad you enjoyed!

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    drbj and sherry 

    5 years ago from south Florida

    Thanks for reminding me in a most humorous way, Liz, not to shop EVER when I am hungry! Big mistake.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, SilentReed,

    Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you will find the poem useful.

    I agree, grocery shopping can be depressing.

    I don't mind if you share it...just please give me a byline as credit for the poem: " Liz Elias, ©May 2013" ;-) Because those to whom you hand it out might need to be reminded it's not public domain... ;-)

    I'm flattered that you think it's worthy. Thanks much for your comment!

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    SilentReed 

    5 years ago from Philippines

    I will have the poem printed in a calling card size that will fit inside my wallet. To be taken out and read before each trip to the grocery store to remind me to stick to the shopping list and not be tempted into buying more than I need.

    It's humor and silliness also has resuscitating powers to uplift one's spirit from depressive thoughts of the spiraling cost of living as we restrain our buying spree with fiscal budgeting. After all, we aren't the free-spending government and must keep vigilance over how far we can stretch our money supply. :) Instead of sharing this poem on any social networking site, which would be good for a couple of laughs and then forgotten as people's short attention span (10 sec. Max.) move on to other new postings, I think I'll print more than one copy ( Is this copyright infringement?) to give to friends and acquaintance (probably down to less than five) who share my financial predicament.:)

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hello, azrestoexp,

    Thank you very much for the vote! I'm pleased you enjoyed this silly poem.

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    Arizona's Restoration Experts, LLC 

    5 years ago

    Cute poem - voted up.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Fossillady,

    LOL...thanks much, and for the vote!

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    Kathi 

    5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    You're so cute . . . Voted+

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ fpherj48--LOL, yeah, I know what you mean--it can take hours from start to finish of the process. I'm glad you liked my little offering, here. Thanks much for the votes!

    @ Eddy--Thank you very much for the awesome compliment and vote. ;-)

    @ Christine--Thanks much--glad I was able to provide smiles and maybe a chuckle. Good to see you.

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    Christine B. 

    5 years ago from Medina, Ohio

    Great poem, Liz -- It brought a smile to my face today!

    Thanks!! :o)

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    Eiddwen 

    5 years ago from Wales

    Brilliant and voted up.

    Eddy.

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    Paula 

    5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Dzy......Love this! You're right.....some ideas can get us writing again! I hate to grocery shop! The prices scare me and I don't like the carting out of the store, into the house...into the cupboards, rotate items, in the freezer or fridge! fold the bags.....It's a full day's work!

    And I always wind up shopping when I'm HUNGRY! Number ONE mistake!...UP +

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Why, thank you very much, pinto2011--now, if only the body was still as young as the mind...ah, lost youth. LOL I"m glad you enjoyed the poem, and I thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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    Subhas 

    5 years ago from New Delhi, India

    Very nice, great and entertaining idea. It shows how bright ideas originate in your young mind.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    hello, c mark walker,

    Thanks! I'm delighted you enjoyed the poem. I appreciate your comment.

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    Charles Mark Walker 

    5 years ago from Jasper Georgia

    funny,interesting and timely

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    @ vocalcoach--LOL --Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the vote and share!

    @ Joanne M Olivieri--Hee hee...thanks for stopping by and sharing your similar dilemma... ;-)

    @ Sunshine625--Thanks very much. I'm glad I was able to strike a chord and bring a chuckle.

    @ prasetio30--I'm pleased you liked this silly bit of verse. Thanks much for commenting and the vote and share!

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    prasetio30 

    5 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Beautiful and I love it! Like Susan did before....up and sharing. Cheers..

    Prasetio

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    Linda Bilyeu 

    5 years ago from Orlando, FL

    How often we wish we weren't led astray while grocery shopping. Fun poem! :)

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    Joanne M Olivieri 

    5 years ago

    I love it and that's me each time I go grocery shopping :)

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    Audrey Hunt 

    5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

    I think your poem might have been about me :) I enjoyed this! Voted up and sharing.

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    Liz Elias 

    5 years ago from Oakley, CA

    Hi, Susan--

    Wow--you're quick! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece of fluff. Thanks very much for the vote and share!

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    Susan Zutautas 

    5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Cute! Voted up and sharing:)

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