Shelly Price

Rookie (7/12/1964 / Michigan)

Hand's Off My Purse - Poem by Shelly Price

What's in my purse you ask,
I'll have to look and see.
Usually the same ole crap,
but nothing would surprise me.

A wallet for my credit cards,
to show that I have clout.
Then there's two bic lighters,
just in case one runs out.

I have a half pack of cigarettes,
a reminder to stop at a store.
Then there are sixteen ink pens,
do you think I should carry more?

On to the next compartment,
I have a speeding ticket to pay.
I have a great story behind that,
but I'll save it for another day.

My favorite pair of sunglasses,
they have their own special place.
Then I have correction fluid,
just in case I need to erase.

I have tweezers...
one, two, three, four different pair.
All of them are needed tools,
to remove one stubborn chin hair.

I have fifty nine dollars in cash,
four bills that will require much more.
I have a variety of shopping cards,
just in case I stop at my fav. store.

I have two debit banking cards,
a checkbook I need to update.
Business cards for all my clients,
a piece of chocolate I never ate.

I have a sharpie, a highlighter,
a mini stapler that doesn't work.
A half filled out complaint card,
about a worthless store clerk.

Then a new cell phone case,
that I forgot I even had.
Coupons for the grocery store,
all expired, isn't that sad.

Then I have two veteran Id cards,
both pictures make me look old.
Seven casino gaming cards,
three silver cards, the rest gold.

Thank you for asking me
what it is I had in my purse.
The contents are quit necessary
and could have been much worse.

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Comments about Hand's Off My Purse by Shelly Price

  • (10/10/2008 3:21:00 PM)

    your purse is a living history
    of your life. some can tell
    who you are. thanks md.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 10, 2008

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