Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Food For the Soul

on March 26, 2018

Sun shining brightly
Through grocery store window
Trombone’s golden sounds
Matching the brilliance
Dixie Land jazz
Sent my feet toe-tapping.
I reached in my billfold
Made a gift to the hungry

Nearby Girl Scouts selling their cookies
And fond memories of delicious Thin Mints
Picked up on the trombone
Got into the groove
Formed a dazzling chorus line
All on a usual Saturday morning.
Broadway at the grocery store
Who would have imagined.

25 responses to “Food For the Soul

  1. Dale says:

    That was absolutely wonderful, Ina! I want to go shopping there 😉

  2. I think I need to find a better class of supermarket

  3. Elan Mudrow says:

    I think everyone, including the poem, got jazzed. What a wonderful feeling your poem describes.

  4. Eric Alagan says:

    Now that’s a 3-in-1
    Do your shopping, enjoy some music, and help out someone.
    A Saturday well spent, I reckon 🙂

  5. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Eric. That store is sort of like a traveling road show with the various people who show up to entertain and give us a chance to contribute to their cause – like the rowing crew from the high school. I hadn’t even known they existed.

  6. Oh my gosh, so much fun!

  7. Christy B says:

    Those cookies are calling me 😉 I’ve got your book and look forward to the read xx

  8. Dalo 2013 says:

    Now this is what I need when I’m out and about, especially doing my shopping. “Broadway at the grocery store, Who would have imagined.” This may be the secret to life right here, making every place you go your own Broadway show, the Girl Scout cookies being the encore 🙂

  9. vivachange77 says:

    “The Girl Scout Cookies being the encore”. I love this. I have another post about the wonders happening at the grocery store. I’ll find it and point it out to you. Thanks for your delightful comment. 🙂

  10. vivachange77 says:

    Dalo, for the other grocery store marvel look at my post for Nov. 16, 2017 titled Futuristic Cart

  11. Eileen says:

    Oh Yes Toe tapping Dixie Land! Love it. Delightful poem sharing a light hearted day. Thanks

  12. vivachange77 says:

    Thanks, Eileen. Glad you liked it.

  13. wilsonagaba says:

    Wonderful post!

  14. JoHanna Massey says:

    I’m with Paul Lenzi- I need a better shopping experience!

    This is just such a lighthearted joyful poem you have written. An activity that we all engage in and your fresh and happy experience is described so vividly.

    Thank you. – JoHanna

  15. vivachange77 says:

    Hi JoHanna. Thanks for joining in my happy morning.

  16. Resa says:

    Oh, I like this! I can imagine Broadway at the grocery store. I have The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame below me. 😀

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