The Mountain Laurel
The Journal of Mountain Life

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The Auction Sale

By Mary B. Kegley © 1990

Issue: September, 1990

This is the tale
Of the Saturday sale
And the trips out
To the farms about
The rains and cold
The search for gold
The fortune hunt
On every front
The dollar bids
The crying kids
The auctioneer
In highest gear
And the brain strain
To bid again
The gavel's rap
We're in the trap
The story's old -
We've been sold!