shel cope

Ode To The Tesco Check-Out Girl

Another Saturday
Circling aimlessly
like a broken ship
down the isles of plenty.
Dancing the choreography of the damned
to the latest use-by date beats.

The pretty check-out girl routinely smiles
and asks if she can help.
Heart quickens as usual
then I remember
it’s the slammer for me if I showed her how.
Maybe next week

Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 2, 2008
Poem Edited: Monday, March 31, 2008

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  • John Kay (3/6/2008 8:11:00 AM)

    Shel...what would life be without the quickened heart and women to fall in love with for a few seconds. Liked this one. Take care, John

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  • Roger Cornish (2/23/2008 3:17:00 PM)

    Wonderful Shel.... simply wonderful....
    The Co-op was never like that!
    Keep posting lover boy!
    Roger.

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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (2/18/2008 4:06:00 PM)

    Great piece of writing, loved the humour and the lightness of the poem.
    Love Ernestine XXX

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  • Original Unknown Girl (2/13/2008 6:01:00 AM)

    Absolutely love this poem Shel! I imagine you would make her day if you did tell her how! ! (Hey - why not try it for Valentine's Day? ?) HG: -) xx

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  • Tan Morgan (2/12/2008 12:33:00 AM)

    I'm loving the last two lines. Heh.

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  • Rachel Flint (2/11/2008 6:38:00 AM)

    aaah love amongst the baked beans ha ha ha

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  • Anna Russell (2/4/2008 11:15:00 AM)

    Hahahaha! ASK HER OUT! ! ! ! ! Loved this.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (2/4/2008 10:09:00 AM)

    That is just brilliantly hilarious. Next time why not give her this poem on a bit of a paper along with the £20? t x

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  • To Windward (2/2/2008 7:52:00 AM)

    Oh those aisles of lust - hope you find something on special offer next time....

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  • Ian Bowen (2/2/2008 6:39:00 AM)

    Shel, can't wait to hear what happens next week. I hope you let us know. Good piece of writing.
    Ian

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  • Jessica Jemima (2/2/2008 4:37:00 AM)

    made me laugh. great work.

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