Michael Edwards





Succumbing to her impulses

and scorned by passing pious heads

her make-up by her tears despoiled

she bowed her head and stood there still

she’d travelled far, her quest now foiled

in hunger’s hold, outside the store

she cried in vain

for Argos doesn’t sell chow mein.


  • Author: Michael Edwards (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 13th, 2019 01:10
  • Comment from author about the poem: For those in any doubt Argos is a chain of catalogue stores across the UK
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • dusk arising

    Hmmm reminded me of the chap who went to McDonalds to buy a spare tyre (tire in usa).
    Eventually he got one.

    • Michael Edwards

      Nice comment Dusk. Many who eat at McDs have a spare tyre - never eaten there myself. You'd have to wheel me in.

      I did go into a burger bar the other week for breakfast as there wasn't anywhere else to go. Ended up with a disgusting concoction wrapped in paper - never again.

    • orchidee

      Aww, why they not sell chow mein?! Miss Berles know how to make it?!

      • Michael Edwards

        Miss Berles is woking at it - she wan numer thir ee four.

        • orchidee

          Some keys missing on your keyboard M - the 't' and 'b', and the 'r' sometimes too? Confucius he say: 'It's all confusion to me; I ain't got the foggiest idea about anything!' Fat lot of use he is!

        • 3 more comments

        • Neville

          an unexpected twist, but I get the gist... A lovely image.. what is it called..... Neville

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks Neville - I called the painting Sincerl.

            • Neville

              Nice.. very nice.. N

            • orchidee

              Those evenings are not getting any darker yet! Did Cyn (Cynthia) Serl do the painting?

              • Michael Edwards

                No it was Guss Serl - he was an Al Coholic - his favourite guzzle was gin with Ton Hic who runs the Chinese take-away..

              • Goldfinch60

                Such a shame, should have tried Specsavers,

                Fabulous art work Michael, fabulous.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Or Vision Express where my daughter works Thanks so much Andy.

                • Suresh

                  sometimes i don't get the British humour, so I won't comment

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Ah but you did spell humour correctly - British Humour doesn't seem to transport - it can be quite subtle at times and less obvious than in-your-face humour which can often fall flat on our shores.

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