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Overheard Recipe

NaPoWriMo Day 21 encourages us to 
write a poem about an overheard conversation.

Scout's Honor - 'tis true!


Sitting at a Friday’s last Saturday night
In for a beer and a late night bite
Two women at the booth
Backed up to ours
Lively paced place as with most bars
Snippets of their words floated over the top
Interrupted often by the music hip-hop
Came out in such an unusual way
That I fear I will ne’er forget the day

“He died in Hawaii while they
were on a month long vacation;
such a terrible time,” said she in a disconcerted tone
“making arrangements for flying his remains back home”

Then the buzz and light hum of the restaurant
Drowned out the part of their homeward jaunt
And when next we did hear the words drift anew
Our faces went blanch and our forks downward flew
“It’s really quite tender just place it all in the crock
Add barbeque sauce, cook eight hours on the clock!”

Most saddened were we by the fate of this man
Who died at the luau in a faraway land

 

© Jilly’s

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2 thoughts on “Overheard Recipe

  1. Well done… or should I say, quite rare! Perhaps it’s conversations like this that have driven many to the disheartening habit of avoidance via earbuds. What they miss, who live by ear-injected hiss.

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