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With a plastic card worth
Much more than it looks,
My brother and I are ready to conquer
What should be rightfully ours.
No one can stop us from our rampage.

We grab a metal cart,
Because the food wins us over.
From sweets and indulgences,
My heart races and throbs!

Cookies crumbled, soda
Sizzled, gummies gushed in a
Melody that played over and over again
Sweetly in our heads.

They easily caught us.
Those con artists who tempt us
With their colorful boxes of reds, blues,
and yellows,
Catchy slogans and jingles.

Beep, beep sang
Our hunger-driven choices,
Adding the bass to our melody.
Our eyes ravenously glowed at the feast.

At home, we unpack our decisions,
Those sweet, precious treasures!
Our parents notice our splurge.
My eyes suddenly distract by them:
They can stop us.

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aquinasgentrified This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm
Cute and funny!  Really cheeky humor, and a lot of fun.  I agree with Sparkle Pants-- I wish it was longer!
 
SparklePants said...
Nov. 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm
Very creative! I just wish it was longer! It was unique and captures what we were all thinking in a creative way! Very poetic! Keep doing what you're doing! Wonderful, simply wonderful!
 
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Nov. 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm
this is exactly what i do every time i walk into a candy store. thanks for writing this! very detailed
 
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