The Corner Store – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

RDP Thursday – Corner Shop


Photo: found on Pinterest.

“Sometimes I wonder how normal normal people, and I wonder that most in the grocery store.”   Elizabeth Moon

The Corner Store

The bell tinkles as I push through,
stepping back in time to the
clutter of floor to ceiling,
a veritable treasure trove
complete with social telegraph
punctured only by the till and
hushed tones seeking credit,
children hoping for lollies,
sophisticated teens with milkshakes,
hanging on the veranda
of this humble emporium.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under Free Verse, life, poem, quote

35 responses to “The Corner Store – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Ouch! Hit by a huge wave of nostalgia.

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  2. Lovely photo. Observing people is the best activity sometimes.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. This brings back many memories of times at the corner drug store when I was a kid. Loved those fountain milkshakes!

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  4. ❤ This reminds me of the little corner store in the town where I grew up. It was run by the nicest man, he used to give big bags of candy to us kids for only fifty cents 🙂

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  5. I once saw a TED talk by a legless world champion runner. Absolutely gorgeous girl. Very early in her talk she asked, “What’s normal anyway, and who would want to be that boring, white bread person?” 🤣

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  6. A step back in time, ahhhh.

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  7. Nostalgic! I especially like the part on children hoping for lollies, and the teens and their milkshake. 🙂


  8. Amy

    Sweet memories. It made me smile. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. lync56

    Beautiful poem that transported me to a bygone era – oh that this would return


    Liked by 1 person

  10. Thats nostalgia pure. What a enjoyment. Michael

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