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  • 13.
    ! ! Hardware Shop

    There's nothing so becomes a man
    as a local hardware shop - it expands
    the horizons of his home improvement, and
    brings harmony to his home life as
    those little jobs get done;
    and although these days a car-trip
    would take you to an out-of-town
    with wider variety and lower price,
    there is greater delight in detailed chat
    with that little man around the corner
    who's been there since - oh, you knew his father.
    He's got it; or will get it; you chat; come out feeling good;
    there's order in the world. Things get done.

    But they're a dying breed. We had two - didn't know
    just how lucky we were until Mr and Mrs Tidy
    (how many Tidy generations of hardware had there been?)
    with their two shops run together - he in one, she in the other - and
    he identified just what it was you wanted; she
    knew just where they kept it - suddenly they went, still sprightly young, to
    a well-deserved retirement, after a life of virtue.
    They exuded some sort of spiritual strength
    between them; as if your purchase had
    a hint of allegory in some non-conformist book of life.

    Which left the other hardware shop. I hoped
    that their departure would encourage his own trade
    but it was not to be. The stage set of his shop is perfect -
    behind the obligatory front-of-shop basics, put out
    each day - camping gas, the bags of dried manure,
    plastic bins of every size -
    the shop is filled in every nook and cranny, leading to
    a further vista of boxed shelves, a hint of aisle on aisle
    to joy the DIY-er's heart - and
    that faintly oily, metallic, woody, dusty, smell - the precious essence
    of a hundred years in that same shop, of visits by
    a century of proud home owners, treasuring their addiction..

    but this is a man upon whom no tidy destiny, no spiritual path
    has fallen. Enter his crammed shop with hope, of the friendly chat
    that from the furthest depths, produces just the size
    of split boggle ring of finest brass that you were looking for,
    and what do you get? Twenty minutes of sad-smiled, patient
    explanation of why he hasn't got it; couldn't get it,
    because they'd want an order of two dozen. It's only done
    in industrial sizes anyway. And the supplier's changed hands
    and you'll need to change the whole system to metric.

    You should have known - for it was always so:
    for this he exists, as if living out a punishment for past sins
    against the gods of hardware. Or should you (itching to get away)
    join in the sad elegaics for a world in ebb, the small shopkeeper
    who existed only to serve his fellow villagers? To talk to him
    makes you feel that somehow, somewhere, in the back room
    of shared humanity, it just might be - your fault...

    At last you get away, empty-handed; and wonder at
    this world of little shops and shopkeepers:
    the joyous absurdity, the hidden tragedy
    of lives you daily knock against, yet never really know. read more »

  • 14.
    Jamal Jackalope

    Was feeling dandy,
    Eating popcorn
    And gumdrop candy. read more »

  • 15.
    - First Job: : Humour

    I’ll drive you to the shopping centre, Sandy’s grandma offered
    Sandy gladly accepted the proposition her gran proffered
    “I’ll just wait in the car”, said gran, “while you go in and inquire
    About a job in those shops, surely someone will hire” read more »

  • 16.
    A pure white poem and empty shops

    I asked a dog-walker for the short cut
    to the local centre shop.
    She told me 'Walk to the village green
    then turn right. A skip and a hop.' read more »

  • 17.
    Baby I Live In Yesterday

    I feel so unhappy today
    Tomorrow seems light-years away
    Baby I live in yesterday read more »

  • 18.
    Stupidity Street

    I saw with open eyes
    Singing birds sweet
    Sold in the shops
    For people to eat, read more »

  • 19.
    My Shopping List

    I write my shopping-list in rhyme.
    It doesn’t take me too much time,
    and always helps me to remember.
    (I’ve been doing it since last September.) read more »

  • 20.
    Shopping for Yesterday

    Busy crowds, lonely hearts, broken dreams
    Shopping for yesterday.
    Visiting the shared moments,
    In all the familiar places read more »

  • 21.
    Incredible India, my motherland

    Ah to this land of the monsoons
    or should it have been the sunsoons?
    Yet for frozen land tourists, a tropical boon. read more »

  • 22.
    My 'Get Up And Go' Just 'Got Up And Went'

    My ‘Get Up and Go’
    Just ‘Got Up and Went’
    It wasn’t intentional,
    It must have been Heaven sent. read more »

  • 23.
    I am Going Shopping

    I am going shopping
    But I will not see Mr. Smith,
    Even Mrs Velnet would not
    Cross my sight today read more »

  • 24.
    ' My 19th Nervous Breakdown

    The bus stops
    outside a shop

    most inappropiately named read more »

New Shopping Poems

  1. People Rather Shop, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. Luck's Drawl, michael walkerjohn
  3. Rock an' Roller, Joe Hughes visit joehughes.o ..
  4. What A Shop! ! !, Amitava Sur
  5. Shopping, Toshie Nohara
  6. Shopping, Connie Sky
  7. the stealers, lee fones
  8. A Yellow Bird, Suchoon Mo_
  9. The whizz pop chocolate shop! ! ! ! ! ! .., Aoife Bridges
  10. The Adventures of Maddie the Mouse…Danci.., R. K. Hart
  11. Where Have All The Shops Gone, Douglas McClarty
  12. You Will Be Honored If You Behave Decent.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  13. Saturday, Niki Nicholas Nkuna
  14. O Said I To Myself To-Day 2, Emmanuel George Cefai
  15. Shopping With Mommy, Vivian Nguyen
  16. Shopping (Nonet/ Acrostic), Dorian Petersen Potter
  17. A FEW PERCEPTIONS, M.D Dinesh Nair
  18. Time Shift, David Wood
  19. Changing Times, Angela Wybrow
  20. Jetwash, Gareth Glyn Roberts
  21. My wife shops online, Raj Arumugam
  22. Hook, Line, And Sinker, Tom Higgins
  23. Avenue Of Love, louis rams
  24. God #8, Ross Cam
  25. Window Shopper, Simon Odhiambo
  26. Childhood memories -Shopping in the 1940's, Mary Mc Creath
  27. Yule Fever (With apologies to the King's.., Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  28. Waiting, Naygib Sinnombre
  29. I Shop In Another, Robert Abok
  30. Christmas At The Big-K, George Hunter
  31. As Time Goes By, oskar hansen
  32. Night Lit Shop Windows, Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  33. The Supermarket, Naveed Akram
  34. Why do many people wait until December 24?, Randy Johnson
  35. The Quality Of God, Mohammad Muzzammil
  36. Creaky Cauldron, kevin glenn
  37. Small Shops, jasmine waltho
  38. In Sailortown, Cicely Fox Smith
  39. I am Going Shopping, Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie
  40. Holyhead, Dave Chessher
  41. Seeing reduces feeling of owning, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  42. Stupidity Street, Ralph Hodgson
  43. 21st Century Shopping Mall, Andrew Nawroski
  44. Bits and Pieces Shop, Pamela lutwyche
  45. WEED OF WISDOM, selvin mcrae
  46. The Mall, Jason Palmer
  47. Languages, kevin casey
  48. Surprise in Japan - Shinjuku's sex toy s.., john tiong chunghoo
  49. critical notebook 4., Maria Barbara Korynt
  50. Travel Macao Haiku - The Portuguese str.., john tiong chunghoo
  51. Travel Indonesia Haiku - Batam Nagoya Sh.., john tiong chunghoo
  52. Ode to Shoppers Everywhere, Sidi J. Mahtrow
  53. Animals, Bill Grace
  54. Shopping Malls, james foulk
  55. Evening in Bomdila, Daniel Trevelyn Joseph
  56. YOU ARE TOO SMART FOR ME, Aldo Kraas
  57. Velvet Atmosphere, Margaret Alice
  58. .4. Blinded By Colour, David Threadgold
  59. .5. Leg-less, David Threadgold
  60. Brain Dead Shopping, mark king
  61. Travel Taiwan Haiku - The Pacifier Shops, john tiong chunghoo
  62. Travel Hong Kong Haiku - Shopping in the.., john tiong chunghoo
  63. Opshopitis, Francis Duggan
  64. Shopping Without Edgar Allan, Fred Babbin
  65. Earthy Ingredients, Marilyn Lott
  66. Little Johnny Go Shop Joined the Big Hai.., Denis Kucharski
  67. In The Lake, In The Haze, And In The Hea.., Simon Toftdahl
  68. A poem a day - Shopping with a friend, Rita El Khoury
  69. In Every Town, sylvia spencer
  70. Shop, she shops!, Sylvia Chidi
  71. Shopping, Stanley Cooper
  72. Hilary Duff, Brooke Freeman
  73. abercrombie, Brooke Freeman
  74. Diamente - Shopping, Brooke Freeman
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