Trash Day (Limerick and Haiku)

Trash Day
By Madeleine Begun Kane

On  trash day I set a tv
On the curb and before I could flee,
A neighborhood jerk
Yelled, “How well does it work?”
Guess he wanted a signed guaranty.

Streets lined with garbage:
Discarded chairs, broken lamps.
Scavengers’ treasure.

(Prompted by  Easy Street’s To the Curb and Writer’s Island Treasure.)

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22 Responses to “Trash Day (Limerick and Haiku)”

  1. paisley says:

    i live in the country now,, so there inst much to pick thru,, but girl i am not above snagging something i see as useful out of someones trash,,, huh hu no,, some of my all time favorite things have been lost or discarded by others….

  2. Monda says:

    Fabulous! Haiku are so addictive. And a limerick, too!

    I’m so glad you stopped by Easystreet. There’s absolutely no telling what I’ll put up each day.

  3. madkane says:

    Paisley, my husband’s the scavenger in my family. :)

    And thanks Monda! I enjoy your prompts!

  4. preethi says:

    Nice take really.. had me laughing!!! :)
    @ Paisley – lost?? Really!! :)

    The Treasure

  5. Rambler says:

    he he, signed guarantee would be fun

  6. suma says:

    heh..heh…that was cute!! a signed guarantee…

    this is a teasure worth scavenging indeed!!!

  7. Tumblewords says:

    Neat words. I’ve always wanted to do ‘gathering’ like that but never have – it’s absolutely true, isn’t it, that one man’s trash…

  8. LOL!

    I truly love coming here!

  9. UL says:

    glad i didnt miss this treasure, thanks MK!

  10. Herb Urban says:

    Fun poems. I horde useless things. Flea markets, garage sales, curbside service. There is discarded treasure to be found everywhere.

  11. Oh I’ve found some great stuff scavenging in the streets

  12. Mary T. says:

    I’m not much of a scavenger, but I son always brought home neat stuff when he was a kid.

  13. I can confess to discreetly picking up the odd piece from the roadside! And no comments about my girlfried please

  14. Linda Jacobs says:

    It’s so refreshing to visit your site and see limerick’s done well! Thanks!

  15. Chris says:

    Great poem, thanks for the smile

  16. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you!

  17. prats says:

    Scavenger’s treasure…who would have thought that…love this limerick.

  18. LittleWing says:

    that is a great one…absolutely, put it to the curb and there’s someone right there…one man’s treasure another’s trash…something like that

  19. Love ’em both, you know what they say in my back alley?
    They say: One mans rust is another mans riches!

  20. madkane says:

    Thanks to all of you for our enthusiastic comments!

  21. Almost Mrs Average's Rubbish Diet says:

    Loved your poem.