Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wanted



Modest lunchbox.
Preferably tartan.
Brodie or MacGregor.

No thermos necessary.

Replacement for brown bag.
Bologna and mayo on white.
Box of Sun-Maid sunshine.

How nice it would look,
conspicuous on the coat rack,
with books in the bicycle basket.

Undeserving.
A lesson in contentment.
Maybe they couldn't be bothered.

Now I hoard.

Tool, document, tackle,
anything with buckle and handle.
Enough for a dozen lunches.



tk/May 2014


R.A.D. Stainforth...love the way he rolls his Rs in Brodie and Mac... 


19 comments:

  1. I usually wait til I have written to read others. I'm glad I visited here. I think hoarding is a delightful pastime. Well done!

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  2. If you put all those items up for sale, I bet you could make a nice sum!

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  3. I sense a garage sale coming soon smiles; have a nice Sunday

    much love...

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  4. Hah! we are on the same page!

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  5. Ha.. yes sometimes a simple wish turn into a room full of thrift.. liked a lot...

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  6. And i have miles of closets to clean before I sleep :)

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  7. Cute! Love lunch-boxes: big and small ones! :)x

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  8. Oh my gosh, this sounds so like me! I do believe my desire for them is because my Mother, never ever let me have one!!!! Hehehe!

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    1. Karen it's good to know I am not alone...

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  9. To have them around is a fun collection. Cute little things which can be utilized as well. Fun take Tess!

    Hank

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  10. Appealing nostalgic glance back at the lunch boxes of yesteryear...

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  11. Oh geez, I've lived this. I went through a period, many years ago now, when I finally had the independence--and, apparently, the need--to pile up certain items I had wanted long ago. That scratched the itch, and I stopped doing it, but it was something I just had to get out of my system. This brought it all back. Nice writing, I should add!

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    1. It didn't actually occur to me until a few weeks ago exactly why I was attracted to vintage metal boxes...all of which have handles and buckles...

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  12. Who said theres no such thing as a free lunch !

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  13. Books in the bicycle basket! I'm ready to go with you on that ride! On the way I know a good place to get antique lunch boxes! Lol! Loved your write you can do no wrong. Lol!

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  14. I loved how you named each item in the starting verses... makes the poem so personal :) I used to love collecting lunch boxes :)

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  15. A delightful read, Tess.........and speaking in native tongue, RAD rolls those R's beautifully!

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  16. Enough for a dozen lunches....great poem.

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  17. Oh, the way he read that! It was wonderful to hear…and see.

    =)

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