A small bottle of ketchup; two bottles of wine.

Then this herbal shampoo which will make my hair shine.

    A crisp lettuce, tomatoes, a cucumber too –

    And some carrots and turnips to put in my stew.


A large packet of soup mix, some flour for the cake

And for dinner tonight - well, perhaps some nice steak.

     I need ham for our rolls; also one pound of cheese –

    And, oh yes, for the freezer, a packet of peas.


We have run out of milk, so this large one will do.

No, the smaller one's better for just me and you.

    Now, a dozen small eggs?  No, I think I'll buy large.

    Then there's sugar, of course, and a large tub of marg.


I must not forget teabags and coffee as well

And this coffee's the best.  You can tell by the smell!

       Just a small bar of chocolate.  Here's my favourite one!

       Now it's time to go home for my shopping's  all done!



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