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Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep I arrive in the car park it’s full of cars Battered and bruised and covered in scars I drive up and down seeking a place To leave my old banger while I enter the race! I approach the doors - a trolley I need Don’t forget parsley and sesame seed Down the first aisle fresh lettuce I see, Feeling for firmness, that’ll do me. I turn the first corner, the trolley won’t come A push in the back and a bruise on the bum! Now this trolley’s fighting, it’s lost a wheel Screeching and scraping an occasional squeal. Pasta and pizza must not forget And top up on brown sauce, I need some I bet. As the trolley gets full, the fight just gets harder But it will be worth it to top up the larder! I pass the meat counter, a chicken I see But I need one larger - that won’t even do me Don’t forget stuffing it won’t be the same And I really don’t like a brand with no name! It’s nearly over, just beer and white wine The latter for Mrs., the former is mine. Now at the tills, the queue is quite short Unload it again to pay for what’s bought “Need help with packing?” I hear her say, Not with the packing - I need help to pay!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 2/21/2016 8:41:00 AM
I love it Roger.
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Date: 5/13/2011 4:38:00 PM
Roger.. congratulations on your wonderful feature of the week... I sure enjoyed... take care,..p.d
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Date: 5/13/2011 9:25:00 AM
An accurate and truly stated concern about today's prices...and how they impact us all, particularly those of us who are old and on a fixed income...but written with tongue-in-cheek humor, a welcome light touch!
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Date: 5/9/2011 10:10:00 PM
Hi Roger!...Now this one was quite interesting!....loved how it all flowed so smoothly..and I could just see this person shopping, picking up all these items!...Great rhyming!......SugarbearUSA....:)
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Date: 5/9/2011 8:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Roger. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/9/2011 4:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Roger
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Date: 5/8/2011 5:22:00 PM
Congrats Roger on your featured poem this week on P.S. .. a super one to share with us all my friend with luv..
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Date: 6/5/2010 4:49:00 AM
A typical shop in the madness of supermarkets Roger, well captured in your words >> James
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Date: 6/4/2010 10:19:00 PM
LOL, oh how well I know that feeling. Very witty and great fun to read. Glad you're sharing your poetry here :)
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