Shopping Day Blues ~ by John Hansen

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  1. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 11 months ago

    Please take some time to read John's very wonderful response to the word prompt, 'Shopping'.

    Here's the link: https://hubpages.com/literature/Shopping-Day-Blues

    1. ChitrangadaSharan profile image92
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hello John!
      I enjoyed the poems on Shopping, with a touch of humor. As always, your response is very well done.
      'Retail therapy' sounds interesting.
      I enjoy window shopping with my daughter.
      Thank you for sharing this.
      And, thanks Misbah for sharing John's excellent work.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hello Chitrangada. Thank you for your encouraging comment. I am happy that you enjoyed these poems and found them humorous. I am told “retail therapy” has a positive effect on depression, unfortunately it is only temporary and needs to be repeated often.
        Window shopping is great too.

    2. Carb Diva profile image94
      Carb Divaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Very cute take on shopping. You've nailed it again John. (And for the record, I hate shopping).

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hello Linda, so glad you can relate to my aversion to shopping, Fancy,  Carb Diva not enjoying shopping.

        1. Carb Diva profile image94
          Carb Divaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Oh, does grocery shopping count? (Oops). I can still wear the clothes I purchased 30 years ago, and since I'm no longer in the 9-to-5 grind of wearing heels and suits, my spending is pretty much just food and flowers which (in my mind) do not qualify as "shopping." Both are basic necessities.

          1. Jodah profile image89
            Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Well actually food shopping is one I can handle. I wish I could still wear the clothes I did 30 years ago..but then, knowing my aversion to clothes shopping, I probably would be. So, maybe it is a good idea I can’t lol.

  2. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 11 months ago

    I enjoyed reading all of your poems, John. Such a fun read. I loved it all. The quotes are also very interesting. By the way I love shopping. Thanks a lot for sharing this beautiful hub with us.

    Happy weekend! smile

    Blessings always!

    1. surovi99 profile image81
      surovi99posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Misbah for sharing John's post.

      That was amazing poetry based on Brenda's prompt, "Shopping", John. You met her challenge superbly. It was mindblowing, full of a sense of humor, which I enjoyed so much. The acrostic poem and the Haiku, along with the quotes, were equally intriguing. Thank you for an entertaining evening.

      1. Jodah profile image89
        Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Rosina, wow, thank you so much for the “mindblowing” comment. That is a real compliment and most welcome. I am so glad that you enjoyed these poems and that they entertained you. That is what I aim for. Have a great week.

    2. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for sharing this article, Misbah. Somehow, I knew you would love shopping smile I am glad you enjoyed my poems even though they are quite anti-shopping. You have a great and blessed weekend too.

      1. Misbah786 profile image87
        Misbah786posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        You are most welcome! smile

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image82
    Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months ago

    John
    "Shopping Day Blues" is such a cute poem.

    Most men prefer to sit outside on shopping day.

    I can picture a man with a tired & uninterested look on his face when I read this line...he tags along like a faithful dog...

    While "she looks at every clothing rack
    like it’s a Christmas tree."

    Online shopping is easier but i like your ideal ....just going to the races to place a small bet.


    Price Wars ~ an Acrostic Poem tells us the bold truth.

    It is heaven on earth to some of us, but those price wars get the best of us.
    We become rude & impatient trying to get the deal.

    "A Haiku" made me laugh.
    Window shopoing doesn't cost a cent.

    I imagine this is what men enjoy the most.

    Even when you the word prompt is not your cup of tea...You do not disappoint.

    I enjoy some shopping ....like buying clothes or xmas presents.
    But I despise the grocery store anymore or gaving to tun in and out to pick up small items.

    Great writing.
    I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Brenda. You were spot on in your interpretation, but then I guess it was pretty clear this was written from a man’s point of view. So glad you enjoyed each poem. Have a great weekend.

      1. Brenda Arledge profile image82
        Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        John
        Either way you did a good job writing it...since you don't like shopping.

        1. Brenda Arledge profile image82
          Brenda Arledgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          John
          I forgot to tell you...
          I love this quote:

          When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.
          — Elayne Boosler

        2. Jodah profile image89
          Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks Brenda.

  4. Pamela99 profile image89
    Pamela99posted 11 months ago

    I really enjoyed your poetry, John. I think there is probably a lot of truth in your poem for many people.

    Thank you for posting this article, Misbah. Blessings.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Pamela, thank you for reading and enjoying my poetry. Yes, think there may be some truth there somewhere.

  5. surovi99 profile image81
    surovi99posted 11 months ago

    I think, John, you didn't receive my comment although it is visible to me and maybe it is not to you. Here it is again:

    Thank you, Misbah for sharing John's post.

    That was amazing poetry based on Brenda's prompt, "Shopping", John. You met her challenge superbly. It was mindblowing, full of a sense of humor, which I enjoyed so much. The acrostic poem and the Haiku, along with the quotes, were equally intriguing. Thank you for an entertaining evening.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry, Rosina. I did miss your comment the first time. I don’t know how..it was so wonderful and I have replied now. Thank you again.

  6. Peggy W profile image94
    Peggy Wposted 11 months ago

    John's poems are always a treat to read, and these were no exception.  Thanks Misbah for sharing his cute poems with us.  I would personally rather avoid crowded stores.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Peggy, thank you for reading and commenting. I always appreciate your support, and yes, it is best to avoid those crowded stores as much as possible.

  7. bdegiulio profile image97
    bdegiulioposted 11 months ago

    John, your poem sums up my sentiments about shopping exactly.  I usually look for a comfy chair somewhere to sit and wait, or I’ll just go for a walk somewhere.  Great job.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Bill, glad you agree with my sentiments. Thanks for reading and commenting.

  8. Eurofile profile image94
    Eurofileposted 11 months ago

    Thanks for posting, Misbah. I enjoyed reading John's take on shopping. It struck a lot of chords and I appreciated the light and humorous tone.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Liz. I am glad you enjoyed the humour and could relate to my poetry.

  9. vidsagster profile image88
    vidsagsterposted 11 months ago

    Wonderful poems John. I enjoyed reading them. Along with the humor, there is so much truth in them. It is always a treat to read your work John. Thanks Misbah for sharing.

    1. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Vidya, thank you for reading and enjoying. I always like to add a bit of humour, it helps to sell the message (excuse the pun.)

 
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