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SuperMarket: A Funny Poem About A Grocery Store

Updated on September 27, 2012

SuperMarket

Our grocer is out of order

There is no bakery

The produce is picked over

Separate yet closer

An isle for malt liquor

Instead of fresh bread

A bus stop on the corner

For the weary traveler

No self check out

No free samples

Just heads of lettuce

And cold shoulders

Parking lot disaster

Potholes in the road

Beneath the wheels

Of the tax collector

The world is a flat soda

Full of one man’s treasure

Women with expensive weave

Work at the register

Two sides to a coin

The greens are greener

On the other side of town

For a few miles more

Past the walk in bank

Past the lobster tank

Shopping carts shaped

Like racecars swerve

Swiftly by the pharmacy

The elderly slide arms

Through digital blood

Pressure cuffs

The lap of luxury

A foreign delicacy

For the rest of us

PWIV

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I think I've been to this supermarket :) Enjoyed the poem.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I agree with Susan, I just been there today! lol. You have a knack for words. Sorry haven't been around much lately. How have you been and how have your HP experience been?

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      Dee42 5 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      A great hub! Lol, very unique, and cute.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Great commentary in verse on what sounds like inner city shopping opportunities. The contrast between the two markets is excellent, and I really like the line about "the greens are greener" as a transition.

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you Susan! I thought that was you Cardisa! Absence makes the heart grow fonder.. I could use waaay more hits but so far so good. Thank you for reading Dee!! Yessir, good eye xstatic.. Thanks for your comments!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      different hub but I liked it :)

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      This hub brought a smile I think I too was at that supermarket just this morning. I just needed a gallon of milk but instead of being in the front of the store it was clear in the back.

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      Innuentendre 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      thanks Frank.. different is good:) glad for the grin mljdgulley354, how inconvenient! thanks for the replies!!

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