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A Poet's Garage Sale

I’m having a garage sale
Though I don’t have a garage.
Come check out all my offerings – 
You’ll see a strange montage.

I have similes and metaphors
So old that they’re clichés.
There are sentences and verses
Budding writers can rephrase.

From a stack of nouns quite towering
Are so many you can choose;
Mix and match with all my adjectives – 
You simply cannot lose.

There’s a vat of verbs just waiting,
Some with adverbs still attached;
And a box of prepositions,
With its lock no longer latched.

There might be a spare conjunction
Hiding underneath the rhymes;
As for interjections – Ha!
They’re rare as Mercury-head dimes.

Yet if you pay me a visit,
You might find the words you need;
I’ve been cleaning up my clutter
And there’s good stuff, guaranteed.

So come pick through my possessions
‘Cause I’m lightening my load.
Then feel free to write a sonnet
Or a limerick or ode.

For garage sales held by poets
Are, to me, the most inviting,
Since your purchases may point you
To the pathway paved with writing.

			Ilene Bauer
			September 6, 2012

(this was accidentally deleted from my poems list, so i wanted to reenter it)

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Glad to read this one again. Worth the perusing. :)

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 2:48:00 PM
    It was so nice and fun to read your garage sale poem dear..Maybe one day you ll visit my car booth sale..We might do some trading : )