Friday, October 20, 2006

Out Of Stock

I know men and women that discard lovers
like canned peas with expiration dates,
love is just dust, tending circles on a shelf.

Of course, they’re not politically correct.
Haters of the opposite sex…
I’m not qualified to say.

Rotating inventory,
from a retail point of view,
is a good thing to do, but

running out of stock in Winter, really sucks.

26 comments:

samuru999 said...
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samuru999 said...

love this poem Pat!
Just great!
I will not... run out of stock this Winter
I like my inventory...
and will keep it!

polona said...

ditto margie!
running out of stock sucks at any time, all the more so in winter...

MB said...

It is getting colder, isn't it, in more ways than one? Good work on this, Pat!

Catch said...

haha....cute poem. Thank You for visiting my blog and commenting...I ran out of stock and Im glad! Sometimes no stock is better than the wrong stock...lol...sounds like a movie...A Few Good Stock....oooops, thats A Few Good Men. Have a happy weekend!

Anonymous said...

Lots of word relationships I would never have thought of. What a curious mind you have!

Masago said...
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Masago said...

Yeah, it's a bummer.

C said...

Hmmmm - very cleverly said.

Amalendu said...

Just checking out how much I have...
Liked the poem Pat...

Schrodingers cat said...

:-) amusing poem...I might hibernate this winter.

Aside, thanks for dropping by.

Cheers

M.

Inconsequential said...

I'd rather run out than have irradiated long life ones...
or Genetically Modified....

Pris said...

Pat..this is one of your best!! Yup, they'll run out eventually. Then what'll they do?:-)

Plus Ultra said...

No wonder your blog is Laughing Ghosts, this posting is another great,very characteristically yours

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

yes it does! :)

M. Shahin said...

I think quite a bit of rotating is done these days. Piece of furniture on the curb as someone once stated is becoming quite common.

I loved the analogy between canned peas and discarded lovers. Very nice!
Enjoyed reading it.

Russell Ragsdale said...

I can't figure out how a scarcity marketing system works. Didn't like the one from the former Soviet Union and certainly have no desire to put one in place in my personal life now or at any subsequent season. I could hear that synical, self depricatory chuckle at the end. Good one Pat!

Poetry by Kai said...

:-]

Tim S said...

Reminds me of Eva Casidy's rendition of "Tall Trees in Georgia" - "If you love all men, you'll surely be left with none".
Good one!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Any season with out the real thing sucks!

**SilvermOOn** said...

Love this opening "discard lovers like canned peas with expiration dates"- entire metaphor is cool

NINANINA said...

hey pat! I am not among the manhaterscastrators!
you better watch that black cat in need of an excorism during halloween.
:) NINA

Poetry by Kai said...

:-]

Pat Paulk said...

Margie, I have all confidence you will!! Lucky him!!

Polona, it do, it do!! And I got Winter in my sights.

MB, it was all in the editing!!

Catch, been there and have a back full of scars to prove it too!! Thanks for returning the visit and commenting!!

Joyce, you say that so kindly. I assure I've heard it said not so otherwise.

Vaughn, it is!!

C, cleverly commented!! Thank you!!

Amalendu, I think your shelves are FULL!!!

Schrodinger's Cat, thank you!!

Inconsequential, when you put it that way... Did you know my second wife???

Pris, actually they'll go live in an assisted living facility, and party on!!

Plus Ultra, thank you!! What's a voice, unless it's yours??

Andrew, you ain't running out no time soon (and living to tell about it).

M. Shahin, thank you for coming by!!

Russell, Moi?? I never deprecate in public!!

Thanks for the smile Kai. I can use all I can get!!

Tim, I confess I've never read it,, but I will. Thanks!!

Tongue In Cheek, I'm hoping not to find out.

Silvermoon, Thank you!!

Nina, I'm glad to hear it!! I certainly don't hate women!!! That cat better watch me, there may be an exorcism!!

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sage said...

wow, I am always amazed at your words and metaphors.

bre said...

interesting view