Army Mom’s Safe Haven

S.E. KISER

A BARGAIN SALE

I'm offering for sale today
A lot of things I'll need no more;
Come please, and take them all away,
I've piled them up outside my door.

I'll make the prices low enough,
And trust you, if it's trust you need;
Here I have listed all my stuff,
Make your selection as you read:

A lot of prejudices which
have ceased to be of use to me;
A stock of envy of the rich,
Some slightly shop worn jealousy;
A large supply of gloom that I
must not permit to clog my shelves;
I offer bargains, who will buy?
Name prices that will suit yourselves.

A lot of wishes I've outgrown,
A stock of silly old beliefs;
Some pride I once was proud to own,
A bulky line of dreads and griefs;
An old assortment of ill will;
A job lot of bad faith and doubt,
Harsh words that have their poison still;
Choose as you please ~ I'm closing out.

I need more room for kindliness,
for hope and courage and good cheer,
Take all the hatred I possess,
the superstitions and the fear;
A large supply of frailties I
shall have no use for from today;
I offer bargains; who will buy?
The rubbish must be cleared away!

Written by 19th Century Poet, S.E. Kiser