Pound Land


When we go back to England for holidays we’re always amazed by the shops that sell everything for a solitary pound. No price tags required and great value for money. This started us thinking about a mythical utopia where everything costs the same. How much simpler life would be! Here’s a poem inspired by the more bang for your buck paradise that is Poundland.

Pound Land
I’ve moved down to Pound Land, honey
All for a pound, great value for money
A full tank of petrol, a train trip to Greece
Fish and chips and mushy peas
All you can eat and would you believe?
A pound!
You’ve got to be joking, how can that be?
It really seems worth more to me
And yet how much simpler life became
No differences here it all costs the same
A week on a beach by a sandy shore
Only a pound, no less, no more
A carefree existence with no complications
We’re not as expensive as other nations
But when inflation hits Pound Land hard
When I can no longer take the strain
My bags are packed, I’m leaving town
I’ve bought a place on Penny Lane.

PHZ

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About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to istanbuljohnm@hotmail.co.uk.
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4 Responses to Pound Land

  1. Laura Murfin says:

    Excellent poem, god bless Poundland!

  2. Ain’t that the truth! A shopping utopia..

  3. Ann says:

    Loved your poem about Poundland. Very original. Looking forward to your next posting.

  4. Hi, Istanbul Jim, so you left Poundland and to Liraland you came
    Thinking this must be the penny lane you seek, a paradise;
    Brace yourself for the shock, for you are now where
    Hoping for a break and payrise in liras, too
    The boss gives you some advice and he fires you!

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