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Mall Walking

Like fruitless wanderers,
mall walkers slap their feet
in a rhythm
that goes nowhere.
Only round and round,
past mega-bucks sales;
pet store puppy mill reject dogs,
a merry-go-round for elderly exercisers.
Fitness for arthritic window shoppers.
Fashion pants do beckon,
'come forth and sally
ye nomads of the modern world.'

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  1. Date: 8/4/2012 4:12:00 PM
    Excellent write which says it all.

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 11:56:00 PM
    MADELINE, stopping by to read a couple of poems. CONGRATULATIONS!! :-) with your featured poem of the week. Goodnight~ LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Madeleine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/28/2009 4:14:00 AM
    Madeleine, shopping is not a fav of mine, kool write>>James

  1. Date: 2/15/2009 3:26:00 AM
    In Florida they do it to get out of the heat! Well done Madeleine... Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 5:01:00 AM
    Much like robots at times too. The descriptive quality of this write is very good while the thoughts flow seemlessly. Michael

  1. Date: 12/22/2008 12:19:00 AM
    Madeleine, Very Witty I'm not much into the mall scene( to many people ) Pet store puppy mill reject dogs i'd rather pick up a dog off the streets mutts rule Great Write Thank-YOU for YOUR inspiring comments Happy Holidays to YOU and YOURS...HG

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 6:08:00 PM
    Nice and I love to shop... sometimes *Breana

  1. Date: 9/21/2008 7:47:00 AM
    It's air conditioned. They don't make "fashion" pants in my size, and I'd rather see my wife go yard sailing, it's not near as expensive. Observant write. Vince

  1. Date: 9/21/2008 6:15:00 AM
    it's the daily grind the new place to be the mall. good work. jhl

  1. Date: 7/18/2008 3:27:00 PM
    line 7 pet store puppy mill reject dogs, is very true, no one should buy any dogs from a place like this, buy from a dog kennel. this was a great poem.