Misled #poem

I have been the subject of a fiddle,

Seduced by the central aisle in Lidl.

I went to buy some chocolate buttons

But before I knew it I’d stumbled up on:

An ebony statue of Liz and Phil;

An ancient nib, with ink and quill;

An ostrich egg from Tanzania;

A metal barrel full of beer;

Three Grace’s made from recycled plastic;

A strange device for dispensing mastic;

An antique potty with double handles;

A candelabra, missing its candles.

As I wheeled my trolley to my car

I knew my purchases looked bizarre,

But I know in truth I have not messed up:

I now have presents for all at Christmas.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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21 Responses to Misled #poem

  1. Great stuff Geoff. We did this at car boot sales!!

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  2. Mick Canning says:

    You’re Secret Santa this year, then?

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  3. There’s always something in that middle aisle that I just cannot do without!

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    You got it! What an easy way to shop, and it rhymes, too!

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    An antique potty? You romantic you!

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  6. A trolly full of wonderful gifts. Or not. Excellent poem though.

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  7. Haha. Well, they do say “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” This is great fun, Geoff. Hugs on the wing.

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  8. petespringerauthor says:

    Something for everyone and their eclectic tastes.

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  9. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent….. The textilist will be so pleased with you 😜

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  10. Widdershins says:

    Bravo! … and it’s not even December! 😀

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