ANGELA & BRIAN

๐Ÿงก THE CORNER STORE ๐Ÿค AN ACROSTIC 3 6 5 SONNET ๐Ÿ’™



 

AMERICANS  are always fascinated by our small & compact & Open All Hours Corner Stores ~ some of which have operated on the same site for hundreds of years. There always used to be a tortoiseshell Cat sitting on a Sack of Spuds ~ butter as in a great slab & cut and wrapped in greaseproof paper and sugar weighed into a paper bag. Now they are more hygienic but less fun !  There was always time for a chat with other Customers & the Boss ! I an strange way COVID 19 has given them a bit of a boost !    

 

T heres always a Corner Store ~ in every little  

H amlet in the UK.  It always sells .......

E verything !  But they are a dying breed.

 

C orner Stores survive by always being

O PEN ALL HOURS ~ when other Shops SHUT ! They*re

R un now by the PATELS ~ Who live in a .......

N eat Flat ~ behind or above the Shop ! This

E xplains how they can be ~ OPEN ALL HOURS !

R egular Shoppers ~ treated like FAMILY

 

S tores like this ~ used to be the norm ~ before

T he Supermarkets came along ~ with their strict .......

O pening & Closing times and Self Service .......

R otating till Staff ~ also Self Check-outs !

E verything at Speed ~ NO TIME FOR A CHAT ! 

 

Thanks for visiting comments welcome ~  Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

 

This Poem is presented as a 3 6 5   Blank Verse Acrostic Sonnet ~ OK

 

 

  • Author: ANGELA & BRIAN (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 1st, 2020 03:07
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Comments3

  • orchidee

    A fine write A&B.
    A query - where it says 'Christ has become the corner-stone', is it the corner/foundation stone of a building; or the capstone/headstone, in the middle of an arch, holding the arch together?
    The KJV favours the former, though I think it could mean both.

    • ANGELA & BRIAN

      MORNING UNCLE STEVE ~ Pleased you enjoyed the Post ~ Angela is working on the Orthopedic Ward not dirctly with C - 19 Patients. The CORNER STONE is a good simile because in essence He upholds the Human Race & the Universe etc etc. When talking to Teens I use the example of the CAP/HEADSTONE because it is easy to illustrate & demonstrate ~ how it takes the pressure from both Sides. You will be interested to know we have statred Cyber Bible Studies & Prayer Meetings in our Church. We use ZOOM. US which enables us to be mute or audio when we participate. At the moment the weekday schedule (8 - 9 pm) is MONDAY ~ BS on the Lords Prayer ~ TUESDAY Prayer Meeting ~ WEDNESDAY ~ BS on the Gospel of Mark ~ AMEN ! We had 16 on line last night aged from 16 to 86 !

      Blessings & Joy to You & Your Pious Pooch !
      Love int Spirit ~ BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

      • orchidee

        I knows the Zoom.us - do I?! Well, they all turns it mute when I appears on there and sings! heehee.

      • orchidee

        Me again. Today's Bible Study! A hymn seems to have both for good measure:
        'Christ is made the sure foundation,
        Christ the head [stone] and corner stone'.

      • Goldfinch60

        Super write A and B, those corner shops were so important in our lives and in many villages they (and the pub) were the heart and soul of the village . Such a shame they are disappearing.

        Andy

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          GOOD MORNING UNCLE ANDY ~ Yes indeed ~ even 30 yeras ago in the 1980s (I was 7 in 1990) they were more prolofic thn they are today ! Compared with the *CORNER SHOP* Supermarkets are very impersonal and all very similar ~ apart from price. Angela have access to ALDI & ICELAND & a smaller COOP all of which give value for MONEY. The Post Office is a newsagent & Off-license and does sell bread & milk etc so these are or main sources of Food. We also have a local Deli. Village Pubs are also being Sanitised but we did enjoy a Pub Meal which along with so many of lifes little treats is now verboten. Grandparents and the 85+ say in some ways its WORSE THAN WW2 ! In the CHURCH we are having Prayer Meetings & Bible Studies on-line using ZOOM-US its working quite well ! We have lots of books and we are both very competative @ SCRABBLE so time passes. ANGELA is @ work on the ORTHOPEDIC WARD & Post Operative Physio as & when required !

          Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
          Love BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›
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          When Ive posted it THANKS !



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