Saturday, October 3, 2015

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The old shopkeeper wore khaki pants,
And counted on his wooden abacus;
Folks called his corner store chinee shop,
A good place to buy cheese and hop;
Penny bread and ching-chong talk,
While the beads flew forth and back;
Lanterns with tassels he sometimes hung
Red were the colour of the songs he sung
ABACUS © gillena cox 2015




Written for Kerry's prompt
FLASH 55 PLUS!
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Today we have been challenged to write a poem a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of our choice in precisely 55 words

22 comments:

  1. This poem contains a sense of nostalgia in the portrait you have presented.

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    1. happy you dropped in Kerry; that's exactly the mood

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  2. I think a shop with abacus would be a great place to visit.. a wonderful sense of nostalgia.

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  3. Happy you dropped by Bjorn

    Much love...

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  4. I like the idea that the songs have a color...neat idea and places sound and a visual together in a unique way. :)

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Hannah

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  5. It feels like an old memory, and perhaps a bit of a reminder of the heavy varnish nostalgia can lay over our memories.

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    1. thank you for your appreciation Rommy

      much love...

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    1. Happy you dropped in Candy

      much love...

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Rosemary

      much love...

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  8. Oh my, I remember using an abacus when I was in the first grade. I refer it as a beaded calculator.

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    1. oh nice! glad you dropped in Susie

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  9. I can see him and that abacus, beads flying--you check his math, and find he's always right.

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    1. happy you dropped by Susan

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  10. I like the sense of place this evokes! Well done.

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  11. sounds like a number of Chinese stores I've been in over the years ~

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    1. Happy you dropped in Grapeling

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