Black Poetry : Yard Sale Tale

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Harry Hyman, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    68
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Salesman
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +85
    Yard-Sale Tale

    Come and listen to my story 'bout some girls, truck and gas
    gone a ridin' down the street doin' 50, haulin' ***.
    Just a laughin' and a cacklin' while jokin' havin' fun,
    It's a bright sunny day and the girls are on a run

    Well, turnin' down a street was a sign by the mail
    and bargain huntin' eyes had them shoutin' "Yard Sale"
    Broke hinges on the door, cracked a double pane of glass
    just gettin' out the truck on a day that's goin' fast

    Well the next thing you know the truck was loaded down
    with lamps and clothes and all the things they found
    The money gettin' low but the Sun was high off ground.
    The girls sniffed the air when they heard a strange sound

    They raced over tracks, crossed a bridge and a pond
    turned left down a street, Yard Sales were goin' on !
    How they knew it? I don't know! Some psychic odor thin
    that primes female noses to hunt bargains in the wind

    Down a path, round a moat, over land and thru the trees
    found suspended was a castle on a cloud above the seas
    of oaken doors and marbled floors with vivid rainbow rays
    reflecting brilliant sunlight on its halls of gold archways.

    What froze the girls, hynotized and mesmerized their mind,
    was outside on the castle's lawn, a giant "YARD SALE" sign
    where golden statues, silver slippers, gems and kitchen tools
    made eyes light up, knees go weak, saliva drip and drool!

    Arching stairs appeared in sky and spanned the distance fast
    Racing 'cross its golden steps transfixed by 'Yard Sale' grass
    Rummaged they, oohed and aahed for hours six or seven to
    cry with tears, when over, for this time in Yard Sale Heaven

    And singing in the loaded truck with treasures in the back
    the day was full of magic buys, 'twas time to hit the sack and
    dream cherished moments when to bargain, hunt and seek
    the Goodies at the Yard Sales that await for them next week.

    HH
     
  2. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    sales sales sales !!!!
    dis was tyte man
     
  3. watzinaname

    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    16,340
    Likes Received:
    114
    Location:
    Northeast
    Ratings:
    +122
    You paint a scene like no other. This seemed like a bargain hunter's heaven. Keep telling those tales poet.
     
  4. deepy

    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,845
    Likes Received:
    36
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    nyc
    Ratings:
    +43
    My goodness...there i was in the mix...
    moving from sale to sale...
    you weaved that one so well...smiling, laughing
    recognizing truth in the tale you tell..
    you are special...special..
    loved also the juxtaposition of what you see and
    what we women see....
    twas real....
    wonderful
     
  5. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    uppin this back coz i love the yard salesmen !
     
  6. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +9
    This really brings back memories for me as a child going all day long! to yard sales with my grandmother thanks for bringing those good memories back. Great piece! Flow on!
     
Loading...