June 30, 2009

Candy Store

Here at this neighborhood store,
the children wait on the floor
and shiver & shake to their core,
while their parents patiently wait by the door,

A rotund jolly man named Billy Tudor,
wearing a knee-length lab coat made of velour,
stands by the mountainous bins that pour
forth jelly beans, gummy bears & candy corn.

A laughing man with one eye, the local bore,
tired these parents with impossible tales of the local lore.
Yet , near the children, they spoke not of this man, nor
could they have even cared. All they wanted was more,