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Quadrille #148-Papered Poems-Tag Sale Lament

Just pen a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word paper. Link it up by clicking Mr. Linky. Then make your way around to the other posts, to find some of the most talented pen-and-paper-pushers around. The prompt is open for the whole week, so remember to come back and read (and write) some more! 

Tag Sale Lament

In a box… the ‘overlooked’
among the ‘unwanted’, lay in decay.
Once treasured enough to fold and ruin.
Crippled rippled bindings grip
read-worn powdery pages.
Within lives an enduring tale.
But material tours don’t last forever.
One dump-defying last chance …
Paperbacks For Free.



I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

22 thoughts on “Quadrille #148-Papered Poems-Tag Sale Lament

  1. Oh, love it! I don’t always love the books offered, but some of them are fabulous for blackout poetry! 🙂

  2. Oh, those free floppy paperbacks. I try not to hoard them, and yet, they are still happy things, having gone through countless hands. Lovely quadrille, Susan.

  3. One person’s castaway is another person’s treasure. Around here we have “Little Free Libraries” where you can take books free and leave books free. A wonderful practice that make a location a community. Nicely done, Susan.

  4. Thank-you. I would love to take part in something like that. No doubt some greedy person would take a bunch to sell at a flea market though. There’s always a tiny few who ruin the good things.

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