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Poem: Shopping Extravaganza

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Poem Summary

"Shopping Extravaganza" is a poem written from an experience that happened at a local Walmart while shopping two days before Christmas.

Eggs grow wings and fly through the air. The disgruntled crowd is out of control.

She leaves just in the nick of time, as people decide to walk out without paying for their purchase.

"John Pinette ~ Lines Drive Me Crazy" by ianswilson


Shopping Extravaganza

She minds her own business
waiting in a long line,
when she hears the ruffled feathers
of the man standing next to her.

Apparently, an egg grows wings
and flys through the air
smashing him in the head,
leaving egg white dispersed on the floor
with yellow yolk adorning his ball cap.

Loud grumbles arise from an already restless crowd
of tired and hungry shoppers
waiting to check out,
everyone looking around
with pent up frustration,
seeing a nearby sign
bulging from the center
with an egg-shaped hole.

Voices begin pointing fingers
like a lynch mob
ready for a hanging,
despite the uncertainty
of whose to blame.

Before a brawl breaks out
she desperately wants to rush out the door,
but she’s next in line,
so, she pushes her cart to the checkout.

She pays for her purchase
just in the neck of time
and gets the heck out,
as the door alarms sound alerting the management
an item just walked out without payment.


The older we get,

the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

— Will Rogers

"Supermarkets" by Sebastian Maniscalco


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