Sunday, October 04, 2009

Near and Dear to My Heart

When I was in college, my roommate and I used to write long, silly poems to each other during class and stuff them in our mail boxes.  It was always a thrill to get one and have something funny to read during class.  This might be why I don’t remember a lot of what I should from college.  So, sorry Mom and Dad if you feel like you wasted your money.  But I think you’ll find my poetry skills are worth a lot.

I was inspired to write another ode because of my deep love and affection for something.  I think you’ll see how important it is to me. 


An Ode to the Dollar Store

I’m in love with a store

I used to think was a bore.


But when everything is only a dollar

I cannot help but yelp and holler.


I always find what I want in a flash

without spending too much cash.


They have what I need

like a good friend or a trusty steed.


I’ve found lots of things for my Sunday School class

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and also some fancy things made of glass

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In the fall it is nice to have Scarecrows around

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Brushes and storage baskets are easily found

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A hat to wear running when my feet hit the ground

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Future birthday gift steals

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Fairy wings bring little girl squeals

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Then there’s candy and gum and of course Diet Coke

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The wrapping paper and greeting cards there are no joke


They do have some things there I won’t buy

like lingerie, and that is no lie.


it would only be better if it were all free

because you know that money does not grow on a tree.


I don’t even have to worry if I catch the plague of the swine,

because you can even shop at this store on-line.


Dedicated to Robin.


Bonny said...

You are a brilliant and funny girl!

Anonymous said...

You could be a secretary.

Sarah Johnson said...

Wow, that was moving...I think I'll go shopping. Thanks for the great laugh. And God forbid we ever have to buy lingerie, at the dollar store. And you taught me something new, I never knew you could do the dollar store online.

Anonymous said...

You are a funny, funny girl!!
Love your poetry (and the topic)