Shopping for Bulmers

While I was in the supermarket last night I witnessed a strange altercation which I have committed to poetry.

Two shoppers argue spiritedly,
Locked in verbal mortal combat
Because of the contents of
Their shopping basket.
A basket which holds
Two bottles of Bulmers cider
And a packet of Coco pops cereal.
Arms wave and voices raise
As the cereal goes back and forth
Between the basket and the shelf.
I imagine even the U.N.
Has never witnessed such
A heated debate.
In the end a compromise is reached
The cider stays and is joined
By a smaller box of cereal.
War is averted and peace reigns
No doubt to be toasted tonight
In cereal covered cider ?

1 thought on “Shopping for Bulmers

  1. Pingback: Cider with Skaggy and being self critical « Skaggy the Poet

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