Lizzy Tomlinson

Rookie (Dundee, Scotland.)

Clothes Shopping. - Poem by Lizzy Tomlinson

She took her daughters into town,
For things for them to wear.
On reaching the department store,
Their joy turned to despair.

It was full of tiny mini skirts,
Well these, they'd have to pass.
Neither girl could walk the street,
Showing an expanse of ass.

And all those little skimpy tops,
Not one of them could wear.
She didn't think Joe Public,
Would like to see their bellies bare.

Her younger girl, who's thirteen,
Liked the skimpy tops and minis.
She's into all the latest gear,
That's really made for skinnies.

But she's a rather chunky lass,
Big~boned, like her mum.
She needs long skirts and trousers,
Tops that come down past her bum.

Her elder, who is twenty~six,
But more like a child, she's autistic.
Pills taken, they make her swell up,
Making it rather difficult to shop.

Mum shook her head, brow furrowed,
At the rails, with great distaste.
Shopping at the department store,
Had been ever such a waste.

So it was to the local sports shop,
Where the gear was very casual.
Jogging bottoms, long T. shirts,
Were bought, in mens, as usual.

(Sorry girls) .

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  • (4/10/2006 10:14:00 AM)

    When my daughter was a baby, someone gave me vouchers for Baby Gap. They had halter neck leopard print tops and PVC mini skirts for BABIES - I kid you not. This is a witty and well written piece about the nighmare of trying to find clothes if you're not a 6foot, curve free, trainee prostitute. Well done.
    Anna xxx
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  • (3/31/2006 6:00:00 AM)

    Aye, me heart bleeds for yee Lizzy. There's always e-bay?
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  • (3/31/2006 5:51:00 AM)

    Ya Lizzy all in all better get them Overall's.......or dungeries hahahahahah the Canadian Look......but Mum's have it tuff.........but good stuff dave xxx
    have a nice weekend dave xxx
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, April 2, 2006

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