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Thrift Shop Blues
by Janis Lord
11/16/06
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Thrift Shop Blues

Last week I went shopping at the local "thrift."
I was down and out and needed a lift.

In my pocket I had just a few cents,
I needed a present and things were quite tense.

Now only two things help when a woman is blue;
Just shopping, or eating chocolate will do.

I grabbed a cart, couldn't resist the urge.
With not much sense, Visa and I began to splurge.

"After all,it's a thrift shop," I said to myself,
"Think of the money I'll save," as I cleared the first shelf.

"That clock's just the one I want on my wall,
for that price, that lamp I couldn't get at the mall."

"Hmm...my jeans are all worn out in the knees,
Better look for a pair of some decent blue 'Lees'."

Couldn't pass by the books for my grandson's sake.
Free coffee was offered--so I took a break.

I kept reading and reading, piling up my cart;
Filling it more than I would at Wal-Mart.

The old tapes and records caused me to stop,
I sorted through music; oldies, praise, pop and do-wop.

The old albums I couldn't believe I'd found,
I bought, even when there's no phonos around.

I checked out, with all my colorful tags,
Into my cart I loaded ten bags!

But it hit me when I closed my ol'Saturn's trunk,
I'm in more debt and in more of a funk.

The moral of this tale is sad, but true:

THRIFT STORES WON'T SAVE YOU WHEN YOU ARE BROKE, DOWN AND BLUE!

BUT JESUS WILL!





If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Donald Newton 17 Nov 2006
I can just picture that happening! How true it is!
Thomas Kittrell 16 Nov 2006
I like it. Good work.
Thomas




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