To No Avail – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.” Jimmy Breslin

To No Avail

As a rule I'm not a literal person,
but the sign in the shop caught me
in a vulnerable moment and,
I thought, 
I might put it to the test,
so I procured a crowbar,
hired a truck and a crane,
all to no avail,
neither sweat not gumption
did the trick,
nothing would budge,
and I wondered,
who would want to lift a shop?

Copyright 2023 ©️Paul Vincent Cannon 
All Rights Reserved ®️ 


Filed under Free Verse, Humour, poem, quote

20 responses to “To No Avail – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Oh no you didn’t😂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. No, no, no ~ you went about it all wrong! You get several friends, sit AROUND the shop, and go into meditation… 🤣

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lync56

    I love the humour



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