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Yard Sale Syndrome

No time for coffee, as the dawn arrives....
I raised the shade. There's a crowd outside!
Hubby in his underwear, and gives them a surprise!
It's our first yard sale!!!  But, will we survive???
The mob takes over...I'm still in my slippers
But already sold some old hedge clippers!!

     Those folks just paid me a ton of money!!
     I could use some help..........Hey! Where's my honey??
     I swear...if he went back to take a nap
     I'll sell his priceless baseball cap!!
     Oh! They are looking at that wobbly table....
     "I'll help you load it,  Miss, if I'm able!"

          She grabs dog-eared, dusty, vintage books
          And one old crock-pot that still cooks!
          I show her some doilies, and a ragged Barbie
          And a costume for her Halloween parties?
          A rusty shovel, and a dented bucket
          And a fishing pole from old Nantucket

               I'm selling Ma's old apron, and some broken dishes
               A chipped glass bowl for all her fishes
               Aunt Edna's ugly painting, and her candle holders
               She lives down the street....hope no one told her!!! 
               One old bike for exercising
               Doesn't's not surprising!

"What's the point?" our husbands mutter
While we fill the garage with all this clutter
I explain to him..."She buys mine, and I buy hers"
"Then, we won't need to shop the stores!!"
"Dear...don't you know the grass is greener?"
"OH LOOK!"  "That couple bought my vacuum cleaner!"

     Just then I point across the street!!
     Another yard sale.....and we both shriek!!
     He points at me and shakes his fist
     But I'll just ignore and toss a kiss
     And side by side I'm in a race...
     Who gets there first will buy that vase!!
     Whoopee!!!  I spy a broken chair...
     That other shopper gives a glare!
     So what it's broken?  Well, I can glue it!
     Just hope she doesn't beat me to it!

The point I'm making is simply this
This neighbor's junk became my bliss!

For Skat's Yard Sale Contest:

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 10/24/2012 3:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem!! Happy for you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 4:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carrie, boy what a sale xx

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 11:32:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 6:42:00 PM
    CARRIE.. Congratulations with your awesome poem, in my sisters "A Poets Garage Sale" contest.. :-)had fun reading every poem.... always~ PD

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 4:57:00 PM
    Great winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 4:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poems win in ~SKAT's~ "Garage Sale" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:23:00 PM
    C, thanks 4 the support and win* Siddy

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 5:09:00 AM
    So much little time...hahah....this is energizing and describes the emotions of an exhausting day...congrats in advance!!:)

  1. Date: 9/25/2012 3:54:00 AM
    Enjoyed this funny write very much Carrie!Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:01:00 AM
    funny work and so true.

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:31:00 PM
    lots of funny rhymes here - nice poem!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:52:00 PM
    This is a very funny poem! I enjoyed it and laughed picturing the scenarios in my head!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:37:00 PM
    Winner for sure...Enjoyed reading it and I got a few chuckles..Good luck in the contest..Reads like a winner to me..Sara

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 5:28:00 PM
    Very well done Carrie, you lit up the page with your precious objects, I am sure Skat will love this, I enjoyed it very much hugs vie