Archive for April, 2009

The Wonderful World of Woolworth

by Oonah V Joslin

We never went out without going in.
Aisles walked more religiously than church,
it was another place
to ‘not show mother up.’

Good girls got sweets.
Miss I Want, got a smack.
Once I got lost and cried.

Bobby socks for school,
pencils, colouring books,
a plastic ‘Chad Valley’ Bassett Hound that squeaked…

I bought one final thing there
just the other week
Prince Caspian. And now I can never go back.

We always got what we wanted there
a walk round Woolies
which in its day, was mammoth.

Oonah V Joslin writes in Northumberland, edits Every Day Poets in Canada and blogs at Oonahverse.


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