Friday, June 1, 2012

Poetic Captions: Grocery Store

Today's poem was inspired by Catherine Johnson's poem Monkey Business.  I think this poem is something many of you can relate to. Enjoy. 


Grocery Shopping 
--By Rena J. Traxel


He's jumping up and down
I want cookies!
Like a hyper kangaroo
He’s going through a phase
That is what I’m told

He’s nagging at my side
Like a buzzing little fly
He is grabbing all the junk
Every time I turn away

He’s reading all the labels
Like a seeing eye dog
He’s driving me insane
I should have left him home 

So what do you do
With a hyper kangaroo,
A buzzing little fly,
A seeing eye dog,
I’ll tell you what to do
I’ll try it next time
Leave him in the car
Like every wife should do…(he’s thirty-seven after all). 

If you liked this post please let others know. Join me next week for another Poetic Caption, featuring a poem by me and illustration by Bill. On Ouch Monday, I’ll be talking about networking I hope you come back for that.
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9 comments:

  1. HA! I did not see that ending coming...and when I got to the line "Leave him in the car" I was like, NOOOOOOOOO! Then I understood. Clever, Rena!

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    1. Thanks. My husband just laughed when I showed it to him.

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  2. Same as Renee, I thought, "You can't leave him in the car!" Ha! I don't think my husband has been grocery shopping in over a year!

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    1. Thanks. I don't think I could convince him to stay in the car. He has too much fun bugging me.

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  3. I love the twist at the end. Believe my, I can't shop with my husband. He sneaks all kinds of things into the cart: truffle cheese, pistachio chocolates....

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    1. Thanks. My husband is the worst. I usually go shopping on my own but once in awhile he comes along and fills the cart with chips and chocolate.

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    1. Ohhh, this was so funny. Total giggles at the end. You two really appreciate each others' humor and points of view. Love the poem, Rena. BTW, the sketch? Totally cute.

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    2. Thanks! Thankfully the poem made him poem. The sketch really does look like him.

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