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Peanut Butter and Jelly - a poetic affair

Updated on January 4, 2013

This poem, or whatever it is, came out of a conversation with fellow hubber Mark Weller. You might know him as Curiad. I mentioned to him that I was writing a rather odd poem about ice cream, to which he replied that peanut butter would make an excellent subject. Next thing you know we are carrying on about peanut butter and jelly, an affair with fluff, and other wacky plot lines.

Since that conversation I have been determined to honor my promise to Mark to pen a poem about peanut butter. It was supposed to be a Limerick, but this happened instead. Mark, I hope I did it right!


Peanut Butter and Jelly

Between two slices of bread
Lovers eagerly meet
A perfect pairing
Between soft white sheets

Sticky sweet yet salty
Presses firmly against
Soft squishy sweetness
Peanut butter and Jelly

Something is amiss
Hint of fluff
How dare he cheat
This pairing not so sweet

Slices open once again
PB lies in wait
Ready for the feel of
Jiggling sugary grape

His discretion wiped away
Fingers press together slices
Soft Jelly yields to firm PB
In bites of Noontime bliss


Now PB yields to firmness
As banana presses in
Fluff appears
Soft sticky gooey heaven

Sneaking a snack
But where is the bread
Peanut butter exposed
Wraps around bare banana

Left craving more
Jelly now seems bland
Raspberry preserves exciting
The prick of her seeds

Did Jelly see
From jar tucked away
Peanut Butter’s fruity experiments
Some naked, no bread


Slices fresh as they are
PB clean of all others
Jelly knows everything
Does not need to see

Knives tell all
Sharp gossipy tongues
Sticking themselves
in everyone’s jars

Jelly knows all about
That floozy Fluff
Surely she encouraged
Those experiments with Banana

Still Jelly meets Peanut Butter
Though less frequently she is
spread and jiggling
Waiting to be consumed


Peanut butter doesn’t know
Too wrapped up
In torrid pairings
of fruit and fluff

Every slow sleepy morning
As he sits on the shelf
waiting for forays of fruit
Jelly has toast on the side


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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thundermama - Oh this is the bestest comment! I always say I want my readers to feel, I am laughing at your hunrgy arousal. hahaha! Perhaps chocolate would be a good remedy for that?

      Peanut butter + fluff = a flufernutter... i have never had one but i know people that love them. Seems awful sweet to me. I am a PB&J girl...

      Thanks so very much for this great comment! you have me smiling like a fool. :)

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      Catherine Taylor 5 years ago from Canada

      This poem is awesometastic. Is it possible to be hungry and slightly aroused at the same time? Do peanut butter and fluff taste good together? What an interesting pairing. Simply delightful.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      TT - hey chickie! nice to see you here!

      Can you believe the things my twisted mind comes up with! So much fun. As for PB&J, I do think I have forever changed them in my mind, and maybe others. What power! Hmmm. Where to go next??!!!! :)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      lmao! I never knew you could write so much about peanut butter. I'll never look at it the same way again. ;)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      xstatic - HOW NICE OF YOU! you will be one of the voices i will use to drown the doubts. THANK YOU :)

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Came back to say that you have no reason for doubt! Tell that voice to back off.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      teaches - thank you, thank you, thank you. so super nice of you! i have been having some rough times lately. i was so looking forward to the new year so i can get thngs in order. one of those things it to get my writing out of hubpages and off the ground. even with the great commets and support i get, that annoying voice of doubt is stronger than i want it to be. thank you for helping me to squash it!

      Take Care! xx

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Gypsy Rose Lee - "Used to have alove affair"? Don't tell me you have given it up. A few years ago, I developed a condition similar to Celiac and I cannot eat bread now. Wouldn't you know, one of the things I miss most is PB&J! Thank goodness I can still have milk! ..... The conversation with Mark was a hoot. As I told him, I love talking with writers. The talks can be so oddly fun!.... I am so happy to have founf hubpages and great folks like you... thanks a bunch!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I caught this earlier, but just wanted to stop in for the support of your great writing posts! Hope your day is going well. PBJ's are awesome!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and funny. Thanks for the memories. I used to have a love affair with peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches and lots of cold fresh milk. This was utterly delightful. Passing this on. You and Mark are geniuses for coming up this the idea for this kind of a poem.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Denise - Thanks! I honestly don't know how I write these things. You should see the look on people's faces when I very proudly tell them I wrote a new poem, and that it is aout PB&J! Priceless. :)

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Cute poem, Dana and interesting inspiration, lol

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      mKarn23 - Leslie, I always adore your fabulous comments! I was hoping you would find your way to this little tale. My original idea had Peanut Butter leaving Jelly for Chocolate. But it just didn't feel right. PB and J are destined to be together forever. It must be those "luscious lumps"!

      Again I thank you for helping me pry open that stubborn sticky lid to expose my wonderfully jiggly self. All by simply being you. Don't ever change for anyone.

      Thanks for sharing this too. Upward and onward!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Jamie Hello! thanks for tasting my lastest. glad you liked it.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV good. Jamie

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      OMG...i dunno how i can EVER eat another pbj sammie again without thinking of...THIS!

      You're in fine form, Dana - and DEFINITELY coming out of your, ahem - shell - or 'jar'?

      I'm guessing that pb adores the luscious lumps that JAM offers...

      (why are my fingers stuck to the keyboard?

      up and sharing - of course!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      MartieCoetser - WHAT A GREAT COMMENT!!! Shame on Peanut Butter. He could be such a healthy snack, but he insists on canoodling! ... Somehow I don't think adding a mountain of PB will ever make me like Marmite :)

      thanks for this. what fun!

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Peanut Butter and Jellie

      Peanut Butter and Marmite

      Peanut Butter and Honey

      Peanut Butter and Cheese -

      Peanut Butter is a bigamist

      with a mission -

      The changing of people

      into gluttons.


      Delicious poem, Dana!

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      carol777 - PB&J is such a simple pleasure, and oh so yummy. i am still laughing to myself about even writing this. wonder what i can do next. Mac and Cheese perhaps? Thanks for dropping by to comment. Always so very appreciated/

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      CyberShelley - thank you! i admit that editing this had me craving some PB&J, and i feel the craving returning as i comment. what on earth did i do?! glad you enjoyed it, and your sandwich :)

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Mhatter99 - you are most welcome my poetic friend. i am always so pleased to know you enjoy my work.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      xstatic - hahaha! what a great comment! i can't believe i made PB&J sexy! though i guess if anyone was gonna do it, it would be me. i am a loon!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I think it is time to make one of these sandwiches. Very cute and clever..peanut butter and jelly never had it so good.

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      Shelley Watson 5 years ago

      I love this, and eating a peanut butter and banana sandwich, while I read. Thanks for the well-written, funny, work. Much enjoyed!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Yes, yes, yes... an affair in heaven. Thank you for this.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is sooo funny, and the sexiest sandwich I have ever not eaten.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      midget38 - Wow, Micelle, Thank you. What a great comment. My crazy mind likes to spin the oddest tales, though there is always a little reality under the surface. thrilled you like this enough to share.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A cute little metaphor that expresses heartfelt emotion is how I will describe this poem. Fantastic, Dana. I am passing it on.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Moms-Secret ... Nice to meet you as well!

      Shame on peanut butter, spreading himself all over the cupboard! Jelly might be stuck on him, but at least she has her toast too..... thanks for the fun comment. see you around.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Debbie - I had so much fun writing this, and adding photos. Editing, now that made me hunggy!... thanks a billion for the vote up and share... hugs.

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Peanut butter is quite the hooch, lol... and poor naive jelly desperately after the bad boys attention... Very enjoyable. Nice to meet you.

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Laurinzo - Thanks! At times I wonder how my mind got so wonderfully twisted. Other times I just enjoy the wackiness. Happy to tickle your tastebuds with this one :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Dana.. lol you made me hungry.. lol.. I love it.. I was imagining all kinds of things.. oh my mind has gone


      voted up


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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      "soft squishy sweetness..."

      " a perfect pairing between soft white sheets..."

      "Too wrapped up in torrid pairings..."

      Yummy is all I have to say!!!!


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