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Online Shopping at Debb’s Mall

Hi!

My business, http://www.sunshinesonlinemall.com, has added a new feature to its original line.  Now, in addition to helping you order anything under the sun from wherever you are, my mall offers an Amazon link.  I used this the other day to order my 2014 Writer’s Guide.  So easy!  So fun!  🙂

As I’ve been recovering from the flu (and what-not) lately, I was browsing through all the different shops (some major retailers like Macy’s and Walmart) and specialty stores.  I was amazed to find that at every shop that I hadn’t browsed in before, they offered between 10% and 30% off for new customers.

Last year I ordered flowers for my mother-in-love from a florist in my online shopping mall.  She told me that what she received was far better than the orders we had placed long distance for her from a local florist.  I am very pleased…and pleased to know that most, if not all, shops offer the opportunity to use the currency you use in your country.  How do I know this?  I was browsing in the perfume stores, trying to find a perfume that I had loved in my teens.  I found it but said to myself, why is it in pounds?  Ah-hah, I said, I have the British flag icon at the top.  Once I changed that to U.S. dollars, everything made sense!  🙂

Last but not least – a portion of the proceeds from my site will be directed to various charities.  🙂

See you at my mall!  🙂

Debb


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Poetry Saturday: Poverty

Cat, with its mouth open

Cat, with its mouth open (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s poem will use abstract or indefeinite nouns in a concrete or definite sense – i.e.

“He slaughtered his gluttony for it to be forever gone.”

POVERTY

She sat in the dark bedroom, pinching the pennies in her checkbook

hoping against hope that for getting out of this mess, there would be some salvation.

 

He wanted to fly amongst the clouds into infinity

and not have to worry about this thing called unemployment

 

Their little girl escaped into her safe place

to imagine the bill collectors falling off the steep front porch

after they beat down the door.

 

Her older brother struck out into the air with his fists

to punish Poverty for attempting to bother them.

He kicked the state of being morose

into the yawning, dark pit of hell.

 

The family pets,

a cat and a dog,

meowed and whined at the hunger in their little stomachs.

They wanted to go back to their ancestors,

to the jungles and hillsides

where there might be a little more food than here.

 

Salvation did eventually arrive, not a moment too soon

and made their hearts shine.

Charity saved the day

and blessed the giver of the money

as much as it had blessed this precious little family.

 

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