Car-poo-zee MAG

November 17, 2011
By megancalfas BRONZE, Rolling Hills, California
megancalfas BRONZE, Rolling Hills, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

His eyes lit up when I asked about Greece.
A child, sitting on his knee.
His skin wrinkled into a smile,
He laughed – “where to begin?”

He told me of his illness.
He was five years old,
they thought he would die.
His last wish was to see his donkey.
They brought it up five flights of stairs.
It turned out he lived.
I like to think it was because of the donkey.

He cut me a slice of bread
He told me of the tradition
A coin is baked into the bread, and if you
find it, you have luck for a year.
I thought having constant bread
Was enough good luck for me.

My grandpa taught me two new words.
“opp-o-clee-et-tay” and “car-poo-zee”
forbidden and watermelon
I was basically fluent

My family's like “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,”
But not big, fat, or a wedding.
We're just Greek.

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on Feb. 6 2012 at 6:18 pm
silentpeacock BRONZE, Whitney, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
all it takes is all youve got

i wanna make coin-bread!

leafy said...
on Dec. 1 2011 at 5:38 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Omigoodness, I'm Greek too! And my dog is named Carpuzi! lol just thought I might mention that ^_^. Great poem by the way, good job on getting it in the mag.

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