‘Auction Hall’ by Kathy Figueroa The Society May 8, 2013 Poetry Department stores are nice But prices there are high If you’ve got lots of cash They’ve lots of things to buy But if you’re like most folks Just trying to make do You’ll want to save some bucks But get a bargain too I know a type of place That isn’t hard to find Where you can stop to shop And still have peace of mind It’ll have what you require Deals there are glorious No need for debt most dire Thrift’ll be victorious It’s like Utopia A great big bargain mine A cornucopia Of stuff that’s mighty fine Washers, tools, lawnmowers Books that are very old Antiques, art, and armchairs And dishes edged with gold Buttons, brooms, and cow bells Snowshoes and winter boots Radios and tvs Harmonicas and flutes Old china cabinets Candles with fancy scents Sheets and pillowcases Knick-knacks and ornaments Coins, carvings, and curtains Paintings and flower pots And boxes of treasure That are known as “job lots” Should you need to hearken To Frugality’s call Then just head on over To a great Auction Hall! Canadian poet, Kathy Figueroa, lives in a rugged rural area of Ontario known as, “Cottage Country.” This beautiful, scenic region and its inhabitants have often provided the inspiration for the poetry she writes. Kathy likes to create the old-fashioned style of verse that tells a story and serves to entertain an audience. Well-known to newspaper readers in the Bancroft area, Kathy’s poems have been published since 2006 and her freelance newspaper articles and photographs first appeared in 2004. Kathy’s first book, “Paudash Poems,” was published in 2012. https://kathyfigueroapoetry.blogspot.ca/ https://soundcloud.com/kathy_figueroa_poetry Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.