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English Poetry

A guessing salesman ….!

John, a counter salesman badly wanting a job,
To the store owner, about his acumen, boasted a lot,
Said, he can guess from customer’s face what he came for
Even before customer naming the product he came for
The owner of the Dept Store amused & interested,
gave John a chance to prove what he projected ……

A lady entered the store for purchase,
John came forward & looking at her, said,
“Madam, I know you love your husband, he’s a gem,
And you have come here to buy for him a shaving cream”

She said “Thank you very much for reminding,
I wish I could buy a shaving cream for him,
But the fellow is a poet, sports a useless beard,
Though for now, I want a first-rate bath soap for men,
Which can tempt him to take bath lured by its fragrance.
Next time I hope I come to buy for him, the shaving cream”

John a bit disheartened looked at the owner,
And said softly “Sir, I wasn’t far away in my guess”
That the owner smiled, nodded & heartily employed John,
Is now anybody’s guess….

—- “Vishvnand” —-


  1. ashwini kumar goswami says:

    Your humorous conversations like this one are always above par of
    such submissions from others as far as English versions are under
    your pen. Thanks, Sir, for pleasing the readers invariably !

    • Vishvnand says:

      @ashwini kumar goswami ji,
      Your magnanimity makes you comment the way you have done and always raises my esteem for you while pleasing & encouraging me so profoundly.

  2. sangeeta says:

    Wonderful humour, Sir. Can’t fail to bring a smile to the reader’s face.

  3. Parespeare says:

    liked John’s spirit
    he definately had what it takes to be a salesman

  4. rajdeep says:

    loved it sir

    • Vishvnand says:

      Thanks for your early comment before the second visit of the lady to the store for shaving cream. :-).
      Presently it seems you are very busy in your assignment & work and find less time for poetry. Don’t worry, have patience, poetry will find time for you.

  5. dr.paliwal says:

    ha ha ha…..nice one sirji……

  6. medhini says:

    An amazing witty poem, Vishvji.

  7. pku31in says:

    hehehehe….good one Vishvnandji.

  8. Vishvnand says:

    Dr Paliwal, medhini,pku31in
    Thank you all for appreciating the poem.

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