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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yard Sale for Totally Optional Prompts

Totally Optional Prompts offers 'Yard Sale' as the weekly prompt.

they came by car
by truck and bike
searched in vain
for tables clad
in two-for-a-dime
priceless bric-a-brac

the yard didn't sell
its weeds so tall
and flowers so small
one mell of a hess
~ not a single soul
made an offer of cash

My poetry books North of Summer and South of Winter are currently available at Amazon and, as always, available from my LuluBookstore in print or as download.



Rose said...

I came over to see your ABC post, but I read this poem first and couldn't stop chuckling:) It's so funny; is this a new one or in one of your published collections? I'm going to remember this one:)

gautami tripathy said...

Congratulations for your poetry book!

dance baby, dance

anthonynorth said...

Isn't that often the way? :-)
But great words.

PJD said...

LOL. Maybe you should have had a garage sale instead.

poefusion said...

Lol~ This is great. I used to go to yard sales all the time. Have a great day.

Beverley Baird said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I am new to ABC Wed. (2 posts) but enjoying it so far.
Take care.

paisley said...

one mell of a hess.... too clever....

Linda Jacobs said...

I love this! Very clever! I can see them arriving in their cars.

Jeanie said...

Oh, too funny! You must have been watching MY yard sale.

magiceye said...


Rinkly Rimes said...

You took a much more lyrical approach than I did!

chennairamblings said...

tickles the reader
maybe we should start accepting payment in kind in these times :D

Dave King said...

Yard sale is an excellent prompt. I shall try to use it - eventually. Thanks.

Geraldine said...

Congrats on the poetry books Sue; I will be checking these out!

Yard sales...don't get me started. I know people who make a small fortune on these, I usually made next to nothing. :<(

Hugs, G

JP/deb said...

Excellent poem! Fortunately, my ne'er do well yard sales have shown a little profit. But, often, the price is still to high when you have to deal with the crowds, hot summer days and niggling. Argh!


Mad Kane said...

And congrats on your books!

Andy Sewina said...

One mell of a hess! Cool!!