Monday, March 10, 2014

Shopping Wars--by Peter Dome--United Kingdom

Shopping Wars

Phew! I survived!
It's crazy out there.
Just came back from town,
and it's been hell I swear.
Had to battle through the crowds
and frenzied throng.
Just about to grab a tin of sardines for
dinner tomorrow
and woosh! It's gone!

The weathers freezing
and someone's sneezing
all over you
with the flu.

''A a a achooooooooo!!!!!!!.''

Hi, my name is Pete. I live in Sheffield, U.K. I hope you enjoy my poems. I look forward to reading yours. My best wishes. Pete.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hi Peter, I enjoyed your humorous poem. It's better to laugh instead of weep about something I could relate to here in the USA. I've always loved to shop, but your poem was right on target about some negative reasons for NOT loving to shop! The frigid, snowy weather this winter where I live has been a major one for sure! Thanks for the smiles. ~Chris

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    1. Hi there, I agree better to laugh than weep. I really appreciate your kind comments, glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. Sorry to hear about the bad weather. hope you stay safe. Thank you so much Chris. best wishes. Pete.

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  2. Peter, I had to laugh at your satirical poem. Perhaps it was not meant to be funny but I did find it amusing, because truth often is. Shopping isn't necessarily my favorite thing to do either so I can relate. Thanks for sharing your talent. I enjoyed it.
    Charlene

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    1. Hello Charlene. thank you so much for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it. it's mad over here, the town is full of zombies wandering aimlessly. Be careful outhere. Glad I'm not the only one left who knows what they are doing ha ha, Take good care. warm best wishes. Pete..

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  3. Hi, Pete, I do enjoy your poems! Love this one - there is always at least one metaphor in the day defining a certain war of sorts........ life is quite a metaphor - eh? Some cynicism in this, too, which I like, a kind of after-thought satire, which also defines life....... good to read you! Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri how good to hear from you. Shopping can be like a military operation at times , I often get banged into, poked in the eye, and have people walking into me without apology.I come home battered and bruised and in low spirits drained, cynical, yes. dreading tomorrows trip for supplies ha ha.Thank you keep safe. best wishes. Pete.

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  4. Hello Peter,

    I bet you dislike shopping as much as I do. What a struggle it is to battle through the crowds only to find someone else grabbing the last "tin of sardines." Can't tell you how many times this has happened to me. LOL I had quite a laugh at your last few lines. Indeed, stores are filled with people who "share" their illnesses with the rest of us :) Enjoyed very much! Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn. thank you so much for your kindness and words. I'm stood looking at a book in a book store, no one about for miles, as soon as you pick the book, you get a heavy breather with a bad cold standing behind you seeing what your looking at.I must be invisible, the number of times people jump in front of me in a cue.People think they can walk through me, so I maybe invisible after all ha ha. thank you so much take care, and don'y let the zombies get you down, their out here. best wishes Pete. stay safe,

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  5. Dear Peter,

    I'm sure a lot of people can relate to this one! I try to be patient with people but some are just down right rude and inconsiderate. I guess I am one of the few gals who hates shopping. I plan what I need to get first then get in and get out as fast as you said it is like a military operation ha, ha! Thanks for sharing!

    Sandra Stefanowich

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    1. Sandra I'm sad you but you feel like that too, but glad I'm not alone. It seems like myself, you were brought up with manner too. I often come home feeling low and disheatend by how people are today. I often have to say excuse me, and the number if times people turn around and look at me as I have said something rude. It's as though I have to think for other people. It's not only the big things that make the world a colder place, but the little things, Thank You so much. great to hear from you. Best wishes. Pete..

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    2. Dear Peter,

      No you are not alone and I'm so sorry you have been treated this way as I can understand how that feels. You are absolutely right when you said it's not only the big things but the little things that make the world a colder place but please don't feel disheartened there are still some good people out there that are kind and considerate. I hope you have a nice day today.

      All the best to you,
      Sandra

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    3. Thank you Sandra I hate to put such people in a negative light, and it's good to be reminded their are still nice people out there. thank you so much for toyr kindness. I look forward to reading your work when I can find out how. take care best wishes. Peter Dome.

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  6. Dear Peter,

    Thank you for all the comments you left for other writers. Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated. So good to have you here at Whispers.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Dear Karen I feel very privileged to be here, among so many talented and nice people, I find other peoples work inspiring and give me so much pleasure.. I can'y thank you enough for all your support kindness, and all the hard work you clearly put into this site. Thank you so much best wishes always. Peter Dome.

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    2. Dear Peter,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you are enjoying your time spent here.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  7. Thank you, Robert Hinshaw, for the following comment--

    Peter I thoroughly enjoyed your poem "Shopping Wars"! You described the hazards of shopping in a very witty and creative manner - my kind of poetry. Many thanks for your kind comments re "All Things Beautiful" Best on you - bob h

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  8. Well Pete Donne - thank you getting through the crowds to us. If it were me, I'd be glad those sardines got nabbed. Merry Christmas.

    love,
    Kathy

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  9. In such situations, the only alternatives are 'hew^and cry... Terry ;-))

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    1. So true Terry, Thank you so much for stopping by. take care. best wishes. Pete.

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  10. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    LOL, yes, such truth here -- enjoyed this witty write

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  11. Hi Peter. Yes, I dearly enjoyed this little darling of a poem. Fun and brought a smile to my face. Thank you so much for sharing. Continued blessings! -MJ

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  12. Online shopping has many benefits. There are many discount offers available for online shopping and it saves a lot of time also. I always prefer to buy things online instead of going to the market.

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