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  Hey Mister Wanna Buy A Cheap Microwave?
by Patrick A Granfors
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Support your local Goodwill sometimes they can support you.

For those of you folks not aware

Me Madre’ lives with the two of us

And without some afternoon coffee

She sometimes can put up quite a fuss


So when the microwave oven expired

The household took a turn for the worse

Unsupervised use of the stove top for heating

Is forbidden that’s part of the curse


Madre’s seventy seven and probably going on five

She needs help keeping things straight

We both do our best, though I must confess

It’s a real chore for me and my mate


But I stray from the point of the story

To the valley we ventured today

In search of microwave treasure

All due to the repairman’s delay


With the operative word cheap we took the short leap

And landed at the store of Goodwill

And there in the back sitting high on a rack

Was the one all my needs would fulfill


I glanced at the sticker, its color was purple

The hue made my wallet cry hooray

That meant half price to buy the device

Because purple was the color of the day


Pleased with my prize I went up to the counter

Pulled out my loot for the clerk and took note

They offered senior discounts for those who’d admit

To being as old as an old billy goat


For ten percent discounts admissions come easy

And the microwave oven came home

It actually works and that’s pretty nifty

Because the blessed machine only cost thirteen fifty


The household is happy for the price of some burgers

And Goodwill made money to foster its goals

Two problems got solved on the very same day

We get hot coffee while helping people get off the doles










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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Our Goodwill is one of my favorite stops. :) Well done, Patrick!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
I really enjoyed the story. Good will is a great place to shop!!!!!M
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Goodwill is a wonderful organization; we try to support ours when we can. It's good for helping those who have disabilities are those who are on fixed or limited incomes, like we are. Great message in this, Patrick; very well penned; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Support your local Goodwill - something we all should be doing; and we should all be spreading far more good will, too.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Sounds good to me..well done indeed..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Wow a real bargain! careful who you call old goat you're heading there one day,sooner than you think;-)I'd go banana's without my microwave,especially for frozen dinnrs and a quick cuppa coffee...
Excellent poem!...ET
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I don't drink coffee unless i am dead on my feet and it speeds me up for a bit, but I never bother at home...& I have been lucky, my microwave has hung in there since I bought the motorhome it is installed in, so keep my fingers crossed, maybe it will last a few more years...hope your Madre stays well...Ed
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Great write. Sounds like a good idea.
Reviewed by Ray { The Great Canadian Buzzard }
Sounds like a good deal to me
Great write, I enjoyed
I get a little antsy without my coffee
Thanks for sharing
The Buzzard
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