the corner grocery store

Corner grocery store, Pensacola, Florida.

Corner grocery store, Pensacola, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

my grandfather had an old neighborhood corner grocery store
and my favorite part was the candy sold behind a big glass case
kids would come from all around with their hands full of loose change
and then carefully pick their favorite candy with a big smile on each face

grandpa knew what a customer wanted as soon as they came in
for they came to him again and again becoming as close as friends
and some customers would come by just to chat about this and that
in a store that had more than stock on its shelves, now lost to trends

so as I shop in one of our modern perfectly planned super markets
I think about what we have lost and the antiseptic world we leave to our heirs
for the old corner store was so much more than just penny candy behind a glass case
and now I sit alone in my room searching the internet for my red cinnamon bears

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  1. #1 by Christy House DeMumbrum on June 11, 2012 - 12:17 am

    I am constantly in search of the same cinnamon bears and the orange push-ups!

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