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Saturday, October 2, 2010

vegetable soup

Ever since you talked
About vegetable soup
I smell vegetable soup
In every room
Of my house
     You know how you said
You haven't had any for
Three years now
Because you forgot about it
And now that I asked you to write
About vegetable soup
You remember how much you like it
And you miss it 
And you're cold
And you want vegetable soup 
RIGHT now?
       Well, ever since 
I got home from
Helping you write about
Vegetable soup and
How you burnt the roof of your mouth once
(I knew that's what you meant even 
If you did write mouse instead of mouth)
And drank lots of cold water afterwards
But the skin on the roof of your mouth
Peeled and got all gross,
But you would StiLL have some anyways?
I can smell vegetable soup
In EVERY room
Of my house!
(Even though it isn't even my story
And I almost NeveR eat
Vegetable soup )


7 comments:

stuart said...

I like how you write ... so very, very much (you must never, never stop)

Oddyoddyo13 said...

I love this, how symbolic it is. :)

Anthony Duce said...

This is great… I feel like I’m being let in on a conversation, a very familiar one, even if it isn’t your story… I could have been.

Marjolaine Hébert said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed what I suspect will be just the 1st of many Young Reader pieces I'll try out here, now that I've begun my course on Writing & Publishing for Young Readers:-)
Thank you Stuart..

Anonymous said...

i liked it very much

kario said...

This is so great. I'm not a huge poetry fan, but I couldn't stop reading this poem and loved the cadence of it.

Marjolaine Hébert said...

Thanks so much for sharing this, kario!
:-)