I Bribed Her With A Cupcake

September 25, 2008
By Danielle Radin, Hermosa Beach, CA

I wanted to know the story,
But she would not tell me;
So I bribed her with a cupcake,
And she surprisingly agreed;

I set it in front of her,
Pink sprinkles, white frosting;
A lovely little cupcake,
And she started to speak;

I saw her lips quiver,
The distraught in her face;
The tensing up of her body,
The memories she wished she could erase;

And she looked at me after a while,
And said, “hey you wanted to know”;
And I looked her in the eyes,
And felt the tears flow;

I looked at her distressed face,
And down at the cupcakes layers;
And at the pink sprinkles, and at the white frosting,
And at the top covered in salty water;

I bribed her with a cupcake,
Oh how I wish I did not;
I wanted to know the story,
But now I wish I did not;


The author's comments:
I just recently discovered my passion for poetry, and try to write every day. I love it.

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edthepoet said...
on Oct. 16 2008 at 6:20 am
this poem was so creative and unique. I reall enjoyed reading it. Very nice job.

lovepetry212 said...
on Oct. 4 2008 at 9:54 pm
WOW! I really liked that poem...It leaves me with soooo many questions and leaves u thinking "what was the story the little girl told about?" u can check out my poem... You And Me


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