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Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe

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Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe

               Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe

Let's take a journey back in time to the 1900's
when children would delight in regular visits to
their sweet shop in England, they had a large
range of lollies and their eyes would all light up
at the sight of these delectable treats, they had 
many different favourites like licorice and sherbet
that would melt in their mouth, mint rock, barley 
sugar sticks, lollipops, humbugs, gobstoppers as
well as the famous hand made chocolates and
toffees and many more delicacies, the children 
would drive their parents crazy until they got 
their bag of sweets, in the end the parents had
to give in to their whims and they also bought
some for themselves to eat while relaxing at home.
We go back to the present and sweets are still on
display at the local supermarket, the nostalgia
has been replaced by commercial trading, turning
over huge profits for corporate business giants.
The good old days will never return as this is the
modern world of today's money hungry executives.

Written: 11th July 2013

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 11:09:00 PM
    it is true... wow.. with the expressive poem.. love it...SKAT

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 7/19/2013 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    SKAT you seem to have enjoyed my humble poem, I thank you so much, I will look at some of your poems and review them. lol ...John