Black Poetry : Yard Sale Tale

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yard-Sale Tale

    Come and listen to my story 'bout some girls, truck and gas
    gone a ridin' down the street doin' 50, haulin' fast.
    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 sales of 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 marble floors with vivid rainbow rays
    reflecting brilliant sunlight on its halls of gold archways.

    What froze the girls, hynotized and mesmerized their minds
    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.
    Raced they over 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 of cherished moments when to bargain, hunt and seek
    those Goodies at the Yard Sales that await for them next week.

    Namyh
     
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    hahahaha see i be one of them hittin dem yard sales
    this was awesome and enjoyable
     
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    Hello Harry...

    I enjoyed this delightful tale. You have described many of weekend outings with my mother and sister.
    When it comes to “yard sales” they’re like bloodhounds after a fox. As I drive they’re yelling, “over there, over there”
    Thank God the roads in Raleigh aren’t too busy on weekends. Oh boy, my sister is the worst. I must direct her to this piece,
    I know she’ll get the same delightful kick out of it as I did. Sorry for going on, but when I can relate, I get a bit carried away.

    Thanks for sharing this:)


    MaddSistahlyLove!
    Coco:heart:
     
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    Hey Harry, I was reading your poem, and my mind was singin the "Beverly Hillbillies" song! Dress rack, jewelry box......and I been on a plenty of those jaunts myself! lol!
     
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    Rich – "Once you go Yard, Retail you'll discard". For the true yard-saler, this is a Call to Arms for those Bargain alarms.(LOL) Thanks Rich. So very happy you awesomely enjoyed. Namyh
     
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    Coco – Ain’t it grand to get carried away about something you relate to. Because neither rain nor sleat nor snow can stop the die hard yardsaler from where their compelled to go. And the Code of the Yard-Sale prohibits anyone and anything that slows down the quest to be summarily stripped of their Luck, shot with an Anti-bargain spray and required to sit in the car in silence until all the fun is over. Now you got me laughin'. Please show this to sis and have her chant “Come Watson, the Yard Sale awaits and the game is afoot”.(LOL) Namyh
     
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    I love your word usage:)

    I have already told her to come read it.
    I'm sure she'll be compelled to respond
    just as I was.:)

    You know reading your words is like taking flight.


    Thanks

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    Mizjoice – It sounded like the right rhythm and it seemed to work. Those jaunts still await you. Thanks for stopping in. Namyh

    Coco -Launch pad 7, around the corner from the Burger King is where your tickets will be for the next flight. Frequent flyer miles are welcomed. Bring an overnite bag. Bring your sis. Destination Saturn. The yard sales are out of this world. Thanks Namyh
     
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