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The Winn Dixie Blues

Updated on March 3, 2011

Grocery shopping is a curse these days.
Its a chore i always dread.
Leaves my wallet in a state of shock
and puts a pounding in my head.

Prices grow every time I go
but the size of my purchase shrinks...
I pay so much more for so much less,
a proposition that just truly stinks!

Inflation paves the path ahead
that leads to the market's door,
and if it doesn't change real soon,
I will end up famished and poor!

Yes, grocery shopping is a curse these days.
Its a chore i always dread.
Leaves my wallet in a state of shock
on a diet of water and bread!

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      6 years ago

      Max, a little wry humor over an "unfunny" situation! I say it's time to "buy the farm" and raise our own food! Thanks, my friend!

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      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Funny, but how true! It happens all the time, add the prices for petrol to that and I'd better sit at home on water and throw me some dry crumbs =)

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      7 years ago

      Thank you, Vickie, we all feel it more each trip to the store!

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      Vickie Bovender 

      7 years ago from Southeastern US

      Love the poem, hate the truth of it. Rating it up!

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      7 years ago

      Gus, tis better sometimes to view things with a little humor...keeps the tears at bay!

      Wayne, thanks for the read and response. Its fun to turn tragedy into a chuckle when

      Just Ask Susan, thanks for stopping by. Sorry to hear that our grocery woes are as far reaching...but there is always comfort in knowing we aren't

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Same up here in Canada. Great poem!

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      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Funny verse...but oh so true these days. Good write, thanks for sharing it! WB

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      7 years ago from USA

      Howdy No_Clue - Truth and alarm, all inside of one single poem. A fun read and well done.

      Gus :-)))

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      7 years ago

      Lol CM! but crying will only make my bread soggy! Thanks so much for the read and comment...

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      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Whether you are in a WinnDixie, a Kroger's,a SafeWay, or a Food King, the prices are swelling, the cereal boxes are half empty, and the paper towels and napkins are Shrinking. Even the fruit and vegies are less fresh and more expensive. I have to watch the sodium and fat in my diet, so I spend half of my only day off trying to figure it all out. I am willing to Cry with you, Dear!

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      7 years ago

      justom, you are so right! If they had to shop on a limited fixed income things would be different, don't cha know? Thanks for stoppin by!

      vandeera, I'm not so hot with the coupons either...i can save em but they never make it to the store...or they are expired by the time they do!

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      7 years ago from New York State

      Amen to that, Groceries have gone through the roof, you go in with a full wallet and come out empty with nothing to show. I think we all feel the pinch these days. God Bless

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      7 years ago

      This is what my husband says to me every time I mention the fact that were out of something not quite so nicely though. I tried couponing. Couldn't get the hang of it,but maybe you can. There is a lady in my town called the coupon queen that literally spends $50 on a cartful of groceries. I've seen her receipts!!

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      7 years ago from 41042

      Amen, you know for the last 2 years our government says there was no inflation so folks on fixed incomes got no cost of living raise. EVERYTHING has gone up so I'm not sure what planet they're on. Just goes to show how out of touch those wealthy politicians are. Great poem! Peace!! Tom


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