Monday, September 6, 2010

On Parade



Plebian in the extreme! The basic shopping trolley!
A workhorse of the very humblest kind!
A symbol of our over-spending (what a modern folly!)
But, for Blogging, they're a very useful find!
See them here all lined-up, like soldiers on parade,
Alert and upright, ready to do duty.
As works of art it's very clear they do not make the grade.
As Ruby Tuesdays they are things of beauty!
I filched this from Margaret Gosden

It is a small corner of a rather lovely larger shot which deserves a visit!

Said Mother Fly to Little Fred
'You haven't heard a thing I've said!
Your bedroom is the worst disgrace!
Bits of food all over the place!
You take-after your Father! You're a Dunce!
I've had enough! Clean it up at once!'
Said Freddie Fly to his angry Mother
'It's always one thing or another!
Why don't you have a go at Dad?
It seems to me he's twice as bad!'
'What have I done?' said Dad, aggrieved!
'Don't get at me just because you're peeved!
I'm on the sidelines, abdicating!
I wish I'd never thought of mating!'
Then a human came with a powerful spray!
And that was the end of a perfect day!


Jinksy said...

Glad i'm not a fly on the wall near you! lol

Anonymous said...

Great angle in the first shot!

reg said...

The lowly shopping cart. What a great pic of such a common item. I would never give it a second thought actually till now

EG CameraGirl said...

Bwahaha! The end of the fly family! And I also enjoyed you poem about the shopping carts.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot, loved the poem.

Carletta said...

You do have a way with the pen!
Loved both poems!

Linnea said...

How clever of you!

Maria @ LSS said...

Like Reg, I would never give it a second thought too. Great capture.

Happy Ruby!

Maria @ LSS

Snooze said...

i so wish i'd thought of this too ... they are everywhere and yet i've never noticed them.
My Ruby Redness

Gemma Wiseman said...

We "converse" with those metal rebels often on a weekly basis, but they tend to wobble to their own drum! Great take on the trolleys and enjoyed the fly dialogue!

Auntie E said...

Red everywhere.
My Ruby Link for you

CACHANILLA73 said...

Very nice shot!!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

shopping trolleys,
sometimes you can't find one,
sometimes the one you find is wobbly
and worst still, the wheel gets stuck.

Today, I went to a small Vietnamese store,
the aisle is so narrow,
I was faster with a basket.
Oh dear,
I bought too much.
I wasn't so smart after all.