SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED

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Neville Briggs
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SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED

Post by Neville Briggs » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:35 pm

SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED,

If you take goods from a shop
Without paying
You will be arrested

If you sell inedible fruit
If you sell meat pumped up with water
If you sell food laced with chemicals
You will not be arrested

If you take fruit, meat or
Chemically preserved food
Without paying
You will be arrested

If you buy cheap as dirt
And sell at exorbitant prices
If you market useless rubbish to children
If you sell wares that fall far short of claimed quality
You will not be arrested

If you take cotton shirts
Plastic baubles or cheap
Kitchenware
Without paying
You will be arrested
Neville
" Prose is description, poetry is presence " Les Murray.

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Re: SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED

Post by Shelley Hansen » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:32 pm

Mmm - definitely food for thought there, Neville (pun intended) !!

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Re: SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:35 pm

Quite an arresting poem Neville in so many ways :roll: :lol:
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Re: SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED

Post by Neville Briggs » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:08 pm

Thanks Shelley, Maureen. :)
Neville
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