Black Poetry : Yard Sale Tale

Harry Hyman

Well-Known Member
Oct 31, 2003
North Carolina
Yard-Sale Tale

Come and listen to my story 'bout some girls, truck and gas
gone a ridin' down the street doin' 50, haulin' ***.
Just a laughin' and a cacklin' while jokin' havin' fun,
It's a bright sunny day and the girls are on a run

Well, turnin' down a street was a sign by the mail
and bargain huntin' eyes had them shoutin' "Yard Sale"
Broke hinges on the door, cracked a double pane of glass
just gettin' out the truck on a day that's goin' fast

Well the next thing you know the truck was loaded down
with lamps and clothes and all the things they found
The money gettin' low but the Sun was high off ground.
The girls sniffed the air when they heard a strange sound

They raced over tracks, crossed a bridge and a pond
turned left down a street, Yard Sales were goin' on !
How they knew it? I don't know! Some psychic odor thin
that primes female noses to hunt bargains in the wind

Down a path, round a moat, over land and thru the trees
found suspended was a castle on a cloud above the seas
of oaken doors and marbled floors with vivid rainbow rays
reflecting brilliant sunlight on its halls of gold archways.

What froze the girls, hynotized and mesmerized their mind,
was outside on the castle's lawn, a giant "YARD SALE" sign
where golden statues, silver slippers, gems and kitchen tools
made eyes light up, knees go weak, saliva drip and drool!

Arching stairs appeared in sky and spanned the distance fast
Racing 'cross its golden steps transfixed by 'Yard Sale' grass
Rummaged they, oohed and aahed for hours six or seven to
cry with tears, when over, for this time in Yard Sale Heaven

And singing in the loaded truck with treasures in the back
the day was full of magic buys, 'twas time to hit the sack and
dream cherished moments when to bargain, hunt and seek
the Goodies at the Yard Sales that await for them next week.



Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2003
My goodness...there i was in the mix...
moving from sale to sale...
you weaved that one so well...smiling, laughing
recognizing truth in the tale you tell..
you are special...special..
loved also the juxtaposition of what you see and
what we women see....
twas real....

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