American Cooking MAG

September 28, 2011
By Bethany Clarke BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
Bethany Clarke BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
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first you spoon-feed me lies
that taste sweet, settling remarkably well
in my uneasy stomach.
What's the next course?
Some savory sautéed subterfuge
preparing me for a future of green beans?
Windmills covering fields,
water powering wheels, I expect.
That's more like it,
we're moving forward.
Now for some good old boiled blasphemy.
How did you know it was my favorite?
I'm really liking your cooking now,
although I wouldn't mind a hefty portion
of reality on the side.
You're all out?
That's too bad,
I suppose I'll have to make do.
‘Twas a delightful meal,
I'll pay you in full.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Jan. 22 2012 at 4:55 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

I found this poem very thought-provoking, which is what good poetry should be! I think this is excellent. Keep writing!

on Jan. 21 2012 at 5:37 am
kate12345me GOLD, Sydney, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." - Thoreau
"Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on."

All I can say is: wow. This is pretty hard to argue with! It's very good. Personally, I'm not an American, but this sounds like a nice poem nevertheless. Great work! Keep writing, x

on Sep. 28 2011 at 8:40 pm
raggedyanarchy PLATINUM, Jackson, Mississippi
31 articles 3 photos 13 comments
i really like this...because its the truth. a lot better than the hypocritical propaganda you find all the time.

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