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Mud Pie Sale

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Mud Pie Sale

Ten for a dollar, not worth a dime.
Two bucks gone, such a crime.
The emptiness of their shovel and pail.
Left twenty mud pies up for sale.

Babysitter blues, six at a time.
We're left searching for clues, with no reason or a rhyme.
Pain around our neck, feeling bought and sold.
In a world that's lost tender hearts of gold.

Faded maps of where to go.
Yesterday just doesn't know.
We're left to wonder, where'd we fail.
To just end up with this mud pie sale.


About new town in case it's too obscurely written. Peace.

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 10:15:00 PM
    Very well done Robert,,,, thank you for reading Rabbit Hole, and the comment you left for me. I have a mind to steal it you know ;}

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 5:16:00 PM
    I love the line about baby sitter blues. I always got so attached to the children I babysat for. So kind to think of them, along with all the others among this tragedy. Blessings

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 11:26:00 PM
    great poem Robert, going to favorites , thanks for reading family hair" ;} when I was born I took my brothers place on my mom's lap, he always wanted back up there, we were good friends as adults. I wrote a poem "My brother Bill"

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Such sadness...empty pails ... This is a tender write !!

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Awesome poem and out look, Robert I enjoyed it. I saw your comment on PD's last poem of 2012 and liked that also... that's why I came to partake of this one. 'Good entertainment. Have a great year. God bless

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 8:45:00 AM
    Great write, great rhymes, dear Robert! You had the right words to say sad true things; but here we are, a buch of daydreamers who can stand and face reality, because we are full of faith! So, Peace be with you and your family always, and have a very very happy new Year! Big hugs, Hanitra

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:27:00 PM
    clever thought provoking write, Robert - thanks for your kind comments. Happy New Year to you – sorry I’ve been away from Soup for so long (my wife recently left me for someone else).

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Robert , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. PD

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 10:08:00 AM
    happy NEW YEAR!!!! Just thought I'd come and tell you.

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 2:15:00 AM
    Happy New Year to and family dear Robert..wishing you all the best <3<3<3

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 10:02:00 PM
    Came back here and saw what you added about this theme. I can really see it in the middle stanza. I can't even recall if I had gotten your true meaning the first time I had seen it or not!! But it's very clear this time!!

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:03:00 PM
    amazing write !!!,,enjoyed so much loved it...thanks Robert ...have a blessed day <3<3<3

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 8:51:00 PM
    thanks for the high praise on my stardust poem. I felt really good about that one too even though my son is 33 years old and never watched the stars with me. well, I take that back. I would take him to Friday drive in theater night with me and we watched those movie stars!!!

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:09:00 AM
    Interesting poem...I like !! Deep thoughts found within. (Posted 3 new poems, should you care to take a look)

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 4:48:00 PM
    this is a really cool poem, Robert. I like it a lot. HOpe you are ejoying the season? and that you have family and friends to be with tomorrow. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:49:00 AM
    Loved it!

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 8:24:00 PM
    I loved the title "Mud Pie Sale"! Good job.