Word Salad

Add all ingredients

Even the deviants

They hide well under

Pleasant sounding tones

Pound out the heartache

The core comes out easily

It only needs twisted, then torn

Decorate the edges with

never meant pledges

and garnish with a dressing of tears

Serve it up gaily

When eaten daily

They say it will cure all your pain

Swallow the bitter

It helps numb the memories

Of promises that never were born

On to the main course

Just keep on dining

Keep it all down with a smile

Don’t pay attention to your aching digestion

They say it will disappear in a while.

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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

This poem is about as perfect as any written work ever created by masters. God Bless you.

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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Munch, munch, much. I always thought of words as yummy, but you show another side to them. This was fun.

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Oh stars, you always flatter me so, but thank-you!

Randy - love seeing you here! I have NO clue where this came from except when you're hurting so bad you can barely eat it seems even the food has turned to torture.

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epigramman 5 years ago

...now this is a 'word salad' that I could easily indulge in - please may I have another plate of this incredibly clever and witty wordplay which could only come from someone as incredibly clever and witty - and obviously very talented (too) as you!!!!

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Aw, epi, you've served up another helping of flattery and encouragement. I always have room for that! And after I totally missed the mark on your latest write (I am so embarrassed). Thanks for your kindness.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


I agree. Very good stuff.

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Little sis did o.k? Will

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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Okay! This is another league! It's all good with you but I got a wow here! I danced on those buttons as always but it was the Meringue this time. And I don't even Meringue! Thank you dear!

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Your mere presence at my hubs is honor enough, but knowing you related to this made every smile I have smiled before pale in comparison. Thank you bro Micky.

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, is that all it takes. I loved the way you took these delicious ingredients and unfolded the veggie delight with a flurry of succulent words. Life is like a mixed salad, that's why I'm a vegetarian. Bravo, applaud, wonderful poem, you are genius.

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

My husband says I a NUT!!! lol He read this and just shook his head. he he he

Thanks saddlerider for your support!

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thehemu 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

i think you should make youtube with acoustic guitar and country feeling. will be a hit.

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge Author

Why thank you, thehemu, for your visit and you suggestion. :)

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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

Pooh-Loved how you used metaphors of food to explain the pain. Nice work but very sad. God Bless you friend:)

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Hello Poohgranma. This is so very creative. Your words coices are excellent, the cadence and flow are perfect. Words are so powerful, the Bible says they have the power of life and death. That is proven so many times. You have been masterful here in this poem.

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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Pooh I love the references you have given here providing such a profound comparison all too clearly.

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Poohgranma 4 years ago from On the edge Author

This is an older one where I saw the photo and the words came along. The food looks fresh and good but somewhat dangerous too! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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