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Famous Supermarkets Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Supermarkets poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous supermarkets poems. These examples illustrate what a famous supermarkets poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Tebb, Barry
...no more use,

“It’s plastics now” and he was

Far too old to learn another trade

And then the Maypole folded too

When supermarkets came and Nellie

Stayed with you at home until

She dropped behind the door

And no-one knew for hours.





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The hospital they took her to

Had wooden prefab wards; I visited

One Sunday afternoon, she held on

To my hands and kept on crying,

“Barry, tell your dad he’s educated,

He’ll know how to get me out”.





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She cried...Read More



by Raine, Kathleen
...ly paradise
to lifeless matter,
where once was seed-time,
summer and winter,
food-chain, factory farming,
monocrops for supermarkets,
pesticides, weed-killers
birdless springs, 
endangered species,
battery-hens, hormone injections,
artificial insemination,
implants, transplants, sterilization,
surrogate births, contraception,
cloning, genetic engineering, abortion,
and our days shall be short
in the land we have sown
with the Dragon’s teeth
where our armies arise
fully armed ...Read More

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