Saturday, March 04, 2017

A Flash 55 poem for the weekend -- Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping
Isn't favorite thing to do
Math I've learned helps me not

Took my dolly too
Stopped at the Starbucks
Will coffee stunt our growth

Green things I don't eat
Red isn't much better
Do cookies rot my teeth

I went with Mother
She'll spend one quarter for me
What makes the onion cry

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Pictures and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2014 and 2017, All Rights Reserved
I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Play it Again Toads !, link is 

I chose her first option for a Flash 55 poem.  It turned out also to have an option for it to be a Zen Poem with 55 words of which I'm not real good.  So I'm playing Kerry's prior request of Saturday, May 2, 2015.  It seems that I posted three poems for that day's call, none of which was a very good Zen poem.  The link is  I do have exactly 55 Words, with a questioning view and  a set of four Senryū verses which the Zen like.

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do. Edgar Dégas
The same may go for poetry? (whatever, I enjoy painting with the words!)

Pictures previously posted here: (on a visit around at the Borough Market in London and in Vauxhall, London, U.K. in 2014--while visiting our daughter and granddaughter and SIL there while they were living for five years in London).

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At Sunday, March 05, 2017 1:15:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

Yes that is a good question.. what make the onions cry?

At Sunday, March 05, 2017 4:33:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love the question at the end.. something to think about :)

At Sunday, March 05, 2017 11:07:00 AM, Blogger Bekkie Sanchez said...

A perfect poem about a child in a grocery store. Well done! (You when young?)

At Sunday, March 05, 2017 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I think this worked out very well, Jim. Each stanza captures a moment.

At Monday, March 06, 2017 3:13:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Ah grocery shopping...It is a challenge for child and adult


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