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Got The T-Shirt: Jumble Sale

There's many a surprise and chuckle down at the local jumble sale, as this poem by Steph Spiers reveals.

To read more of Steph's wonderful poems please click on http://www.openwriting.com/archives/got_the_tshirt/

20p: turned down corners, favourite book, cover tatty worth a look,
Vase Wedgwood Jasper, a fiver for a chipped disaster,
‘Next’ blouse exquisite silk an’ lace, 50p for a smiley face.
Tray of tommies, Money Makers, 60p. Lots of takers.
Fairy cakes, cherry-topped; trailing petunias wilted, flopped!
Pile of comics, 10p every one: Desperate Dan and Little Plum.
Silver spoon with rubbed hallmark, donated by her from across the park.
Tired old bear with only one ear, stitching gone and smells of beer.
‘Hello! French knickers and a frilly nighty, crikey that’s a bit flighty
for the Vicarage! What a turn up! What a giggle!
Size 22 – such a notion – that’s an oversized wiggle
for lace draws. Never mind, we’ve all got flaws.’
Urn’s a brewing, mug of tea in hand
‘Look! Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band.
Gerroff I was first! Dearie, slide those pants over underhand!’


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