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ice cream – poem a reason 2 rhyme

February 4, 2013

Karen from A Reason 2 Rhyme has offered a poetry / writing challenge, write a poem with a dessert ( note that extra s ), a family member, and a memory. Here’s my poem

He liked Neapolitan.
Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry
lined up in orderly rows.

It wasn’t often he was there,
with two jobs —
bingo, and then the bar.

Once we waited up
legs crossed, hushed game pieces
claiming worn kitchen linoleum squares

He found us sitting,
shining eyes, footed jammies
and grabbed three ice cream bowls.

I went shopping the other day
and stood a moment near the frozen foods
thinking of Neapolitan in its orderly rows.

  1. TheOthers1 permalink

    Aw. Sweet and poignant.

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