ICE CREAM SHOPS
There was a time, a special time, many years ago
When the comer ice cream store was where we kids would go.
We'd watch with eager eyes as the counterman would make
Our ice cream soda, malted milk or whipped cream chocolate shake.
But in recent years the ice cream shops have created other trends
By adding new ingredients in a large variety of blends.
They have slurpies, slushies, smoothies and a lot of other "ies".
Just learning how to mix them requires university degrees.
Despite these drink creations I think things tasted better then,
The time that everything was simpler and I was nearly ten.
Poem © 2009 Marvin Brandwin
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