Mall of America

Mall of America

Mall of America

(ABAB Quatrain with refrain and Envoi)

.

.

Just an Amusement Park inside

Mall of America

A shopping mall of several floors

An outdoor replica

Inside

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Whether it’s hot or cold outside

The climate says Welcome

To shop or take a thrilling ride

Grab a meal when you come

Inside

.
When winter’s cold gives you the blues

There’s a place you can go

When summer’s heat creates issues

Airconditioned air flows

Inside

.
In here you can shop ’til you drop

A family friendly place

Enjoy the food and clothing shops

Even free parking space

Inside

.
So come and play

Shop all day

Inside

.

Author Notes My grandson just had a 9th birthday and his parents took him to Mall of America. It a huge shopping mall that is a major tourist attraction here in Minnesota. Aside from being a refuge from the weather, is has 4 large floors of shopping and restaurants. The 4 parking ramps around it are free. Minnesota does not tax clothing. There is a huge amusement park and an aquarium in the middle of it. It is located just 10 minutes away from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and about 25 minutes away from my house.

So, I thought I’d do a poetic series about it. I hope you like it. Here’s the first.


This poem is structured as a set of abab rhymed quatrains with a one word repeating refrain – Inside. It also has a closing envoi.

The syllable count is /8/6/8/6 on the stanzas, and 4/3/2 on the Envoi. Lack of punctuation is intentional.


The author took this photograph himself in July 2012 at Mall of America.

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