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Ice cream man

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Ice cream man

Summer comes and goes with this guy's timely presence
The kids chase after the van much as dogs after a cat
Elusive though he is, we swear to run him down
For a few simple dollars money does buy happiness

His age old chimes ring the friendly bells 
A welcomed euphony however short it is
The reminder of oral ecstasy start kids pleading to their parents
For five dollars they can bring their daddy back one too!

Tantalizing tongues going around town with his music astir
Making us drool in the same Pavlovian way
 A mid afternoon snack for the children so good
And a promise they'll eat spinach at five o'clock

Passed from the man in the white shirt and hat 
To the children who stand on tippy toes for ice cream cones 
As they struggle to reach over the table between the two 
They count their blessings when it doesn't spill

Two scoops of heaven and celestial sounds
Traveling countless areas of interest
Even his portable freezer cannot keep 
Our hearts from melting for him

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 7:42:00 AM
    Oh, Karl, you sent this for the contest and I love the poem but it won't work for the contest because of the 20 line limit---way over---but you brought back fond memories--when I was a kid it was a Good Humor truck!

    marszalowicz Avatar karl marszalowicz
    Date: 2/20/2013 7:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I fixed the poem and re-entered it please take a look at it for the contest again thank you.
  1. Date: 9/5/2011 12:20:00 AM
    Just fantastic. Line 4 of all the stanzas, especially lines 8 and 12 are all just perfect ends to the idea.