jim foulk

Rookie (july 7,1943 / des moines iowa)

Off The Shelf - Poem by jim foulk

One fine day someone,
came into the store,
and took us off the shelf,
they threw their money down,

We were tossed into a bag,
so dark was it in there,
suddenly we heard lots
of people talking,

We were inside a smoked
filled room, this man pulled
us out of the bag, he then
opened our package we
were in, took us out,

He threw us onto
the table, after
placing money there,
'Darn it, he said,
I rolled snake eyes'.

He was so mad, he threw
us in the wastebasket,
and not the table again,
so that was where,

we stayed until the
next day, when some
kind person took us
out and said 'Hey,
I found me some dice'.

So that's what we are!


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 12, 2011

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