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Supermarket Shopping - Poem by Ernestine Northover

A pound in the slot and out comes the chain,
It's Saturday supermarket shopping again,
And so I've obtained my large wire trolley,
And when shopping, you certainly need loads of lolly!

The shelves will be stacked with goodies galore,
There are loads to be seen from ceiling to floor,
Things that we need and things for a treat,
Food to have cold and food you must heat.

Bright coloured fruit and vegetables are,
Good for your health and keep you up to par,
Bread, rolls and biscuits, crisps and savoury snacks,
On their own, or in multiple packs.

Cheeses and yogurts, cream, butter and milk,
Some with strong flavours and some smooth as silk,
Sauces and pickles, mustards and dips,
Bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms and chips.

What gorgeous thoughts the word 'food' conjures up,
Especially if you're hungry and you wish to sup,
The aromas and spices, and sweet things and sour,
Shortcrust and flaky pastries, both of which are made with flour.

All kinds of fish dishes like haddock and dab,
Sardine, pilchard, tuna, anchovy and crab,
Squid if you like, it is lovely when fried,
It's really delicious to eat, have you tried?

Salmon of course, is the best of the lot,
This is a fish you can serve cold or hot,
With a salad to garnish, the taste is divine,
It's really become a great favourite of mine.

Desserts are mouth watering, they just have to be bought,
From gateaux's with chocolate, or a raspberry torte,
Strawberry pavlovas, or nutty meringues.
Each and everyone of them will answer your pangs.

Bottles of wine, of red and of white,
Champagne to drink on that one special night,
Maybe a gin, a vodka or sherry,
But with all of this, you can soon become merry.

So reaching the 'cash out' you stand there and check,
On all that you've purchased, it's only a speck,
Of what was on offer, one could buy up the lot,
But most likely you're contented with what you have got.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about Supermarket Shopping by Ernestine Northover

  • Rookie Emma Johnson (5/17/2006 4:28:00 AM)

    I thouroughly enjoyed this pilgrimage into a supermarket. Susiexxx. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (5/9/2006 2:12:00 PM)

    Mackeral for me, cracked pepper and fresh from the SUPERMARKET.
    Loads of fun and wonderful observation, well done, you really are a star,
    Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Shannon Chapel (12/9/2005 12:55:00 AM)

    Well done. The reader can tell a lot of preparation went into this poem. lol

    And yes, I have tried (squid, that is) .

    Shannon (Report) Reply

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Poems About Shopping

  1. 1. Supermarket Shopping , Ernestine Northover
  2. 2. Her Shopping Expedition , Ernestine Northover
  3. 3. Shopping For Yesterday , Adrian Wait
  4. 4. Shopping For Yourself (Life Life Life .. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  5. 5. ***shopping With An Angel*** , Ian Bowen
  6. 6. I Am Going Shopping , Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie
  7. 7. My Shopping List , Paul Hansford
  8. 8. Shopping With Charlie* , Alison Cassidy
  9. 9. Shopping , Diane Hine
  10. 10. A Shopping Trip , sylvia spencer
  11. 11. Saturday Shopping! , Fay Slimm
  12. 12. Valentine Indulgences ….. [selfishness? .. , Bri Edwards
  13. 13. A Poem A Day - Shopping With A Friend , Rita El Khoury
  14. 14. Shopping At The Mega-Mall , Hemant Divate
  15. 15. Shopping , Stanley Cooper
  16. 16. Hippo Was Hungry …[ Humor/Humour; Food; .. , Bri Edwards
  17. 17. Mr Purry Goes Shopping , Tom Billsborough
  18. 18. Shopping With Mommy , Vivian Nguyen
  19. 19. Shopping Trolley , Sheena Blackhall
  20. 20. Black Friday, The Shopping Poem , John F. McCullagh
  21. 21. One Stop Shopping; A Nightmare , nimal dunuhinga
  22. 22. 0019 Shopping , Michael Shepherd
  23. 23. Shopping , Edward Kofi Louis
  24. 24. Like Window Shopping , Glen Kappy
  25. 25. Window Shopping , Audrey Heller
  26. 26. Diamente - Shopping , Brooke Freeman
  27. 27. Window Shopping , Bonnie Collins
  28. 28. Grocery Shopping , Manonton Dalan
  29. 29. Shopping Just For One , David Darbyshire
  30. 30. The Shopping Trolley Man , Francis Duggan
  31. 31. Shopping , David Darbyshire
  32. 32. Last Minute Christmas Shopping , Audrey Heller
  33. 33. Shopping Spree , Patti Masterman
  34. 34. Shopping List , Dónall Dempsey
  35. 35. A Shopping List , Miroslava Odalovic
  36. 36. Shopping , Morgan Michaels
  37. 37. Charity Shop Shopping Bug , Nicola Kelly
  38. 38. I Have Decided To Go Shopping And Buy Fl.. , Gayathri B. Seetharam
  39. 39. Sitting In The Shopping Mall Watching Th.. , Almedia Knight Oliver
  40. 40. Clothes Shopping. , Lizzy Tomlinson
  41. 41. New Year's Shopping On An Island , Herbert Nehrlich
  42. 42. Cartesian Shopping , David Keig
  43. 43. Shopping , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  44. 44. Souvenir Shopping , Marilyn Lott
  45. 45. Shopping Trail , john tiong chunghoo
  46. 46. Travel Hong Kong Haiku - Shopping In The.. , john tiong chunghoo
  47. 47. Holiday Shopping , Audrey Heller
  48. 48. 'Bargain Shopping' , Linda Winchell
  49. 49. Romeo And Juliet Go Shopping , gershon hepner
  50. 50. Shopping For Me , James McLain
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