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The Eclectic Pen - My Purse

By: Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes)   + 3 more  
Date Submitted: 8/12/2008
Last Updated: 8/12/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 192

  What do you think? I wrote this poem when I was a little over 15. It is intended to signify a child's purse, not my present purse, as some people thought! LOL.

My Purse:

I have a very bulky purse,
But canít get rid of a thing,
For what would I do without my gum,
My notebook, my pen, my fake fang?

Or what about my deck of cards,
My dollyís socks and shoes,
My head bands, chap stick, licorice sticks,
My lemon drops and granola chews?

And then again, the cards I found,
Library, and a place called Norse,
Costco, Safeway, Sterling Bank,
Though none are valid, of course!

I have 3 sets of batteries,
All have been dead for a year,
But someday, all Iíll recharge complete,
And use them for my dolly dear!

I also have some sheets of stickers,
Only one is left on each sheet,
The space they take up is not very much,
And I give stickers to friends that I meet!

My extra paper, crayons and glue,
My scissors, my markers, my ink,
My lace, my buttons, my ribbons and bows,
My chain with the missing link;

These are all needed for a happy life,
Whenever away from home,
But Mommy said to clean out my purse,
So my money will have to go!

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Joyce M. (j3m) - 8/12/2008 4:22 PM ET
hehe, this is rather funny
Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 8/12/2008 4:53 PM ET
Thanks. I think so, too!
Stacy B. (stori) - 8/12/2008 6:21 PM ET
cute cute.
Marta J. (booksnob) - 8/13/2008 9:03 AM ET
You could illustrate a childrens book to this.
Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 8/13/2008 1:55 PM ET
That's a neat idea (about illustrating a children's book). And I know several people that I would love to have do that for me!
Joanne S. (Jorusha) - 8/16/2008 12:15 PM ET
For the grownup version, check out Nora Ephron's essay "I Hate My Purse" in her book "I feel Bad about My neck". it's hilarious.
Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 8/16/2008 7:22 PM ET
If it is like this, I am sure it is funny. I've never read it, though. I composed this after sharing a smile with my mom over my little sisters bulging purse, and remembering the days when it was mine!
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 8/23/2008 6:52 AM ET
Oh my gosh I really love this! It made me laugh so much. I had a purse like that when I was young,[blushing] actually some of that is my purse now and I am 40ish lol
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