Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Poetry Corner

Lines written upon the demise of "Superquinn"

Farewell then, Superquinn
Homegrown upmarket Irish grocery chain
"You'll come for the prices and stay for the service"
Yes, that was your catchphrase
And indeed it always seemed worth going the extra few miles to Blanchardstown
For the better fruit and veg and brighter store
Now you will just be "Supervalu"
The missing E symbolizing the final exit of Quinn
Given the recent associations of that name
It's probably just as well

(with the customary apology to EJ Thribb)