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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Spam (not the meat) (11/03/11)

By bo Jennings



Spam is like:

Honey and jam without any toast

Bitterness and hatred
Oh, never boast!

Food in the teeth
and no pick to pluck

Thirty days of rain
and thirty to go

Sun that keeps shining; endlessly.
You know.

Days without nights
And nights without days

Cries of the down trodden
and nothing to give

Black and gray,
no color at all

Red, orange, bright yellow and green
And, no shade to shed
These colors

Thirst without water
but Pepsi instead

Cakes without sugar
And sugar;
no salt.

Salt without pepper
And all pepper;
no salt

Life without death
death without life

Me versus you
You versus me
And truly,
Only God shall see

Now spam is a nuisance to me
Like a

A fly in the kitchen
just waiting to see
which can is opened
chili or peas

Dogs without barks
and barks of no dogs

And cats who meow
and meows,

And coldness of winter
without any snow

And spam continues
like this pray tell:

a dry parched desert
without any water

And an ocean filled
only with butter

A bird that screams
and never ever sings

A mailbox filled
with mostly clutter

How dissapointing
spam can be

expecting a note
but only see
A Spam sent messenger
of whom we can't see

Words of luring!
Luring that grabs
unaware are those
Spam stabs!

Watch for signs!
When the box is full
cause spam grabs Ya
using clever tools

Words of wisdom
and wisdom galore

Promise a vacation?
Or so it seems.
Spam offers hope
boasting with beams

messages of promise
promises' told

Dreams of far wonder
and dreams of fright

Spam gives a tale
A tale of delight

Remembering wisdoms'
already said:

Spam is like

Toast and honey without any bread.

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C D Swanson 11/17/11
This was an interesting read. I enjoyed your prose/poem. I liked the latter part the best, it really flowed nicely. Good job - God Bless~
Randy Foncree11/17/11
I don't get this...had a creative touch though...thanks for your efforts...
bo Jennings11/18/11
Dearest Randy, Thank you for feedback even though it wasn't positive, at least it was honest. On the topic of SPAM lets face it, not too much serious thoughts could really be expressed in my opinion and so, I try to keep my world light, filled with humor and spam would be considered light weight, lets get rid of it with all attempts of humor if possible. Perhaps the next topic will be for the more serious thoughts and not so childlike. But, again, thank you for your honesty, I did not read any of yours, but I will. I do like metaphors and allegories the very best. Sincerely Bonnie
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/19/11
Poetry really isn't my favorite genre but I enjoyed your piece. The almost nonsensical contrast was absolutely brilliant. You did an outstanding job of nailing the topic, not only with your words but with the contrasts you presented. This is one of my favorites. (I wonder if everyone will "get" it, but I did and appreciate your irony)
bo Jennings11/19/11
Thank you, Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom, I so very much appreciate your wonderful comment. It meant so much to me as I truly needed to hear your understanding and insightfulness of my poem. Every thing in our lives Christian or non are not always black and white or even grey for God has given us humor when we need it the most, that is the joy of oil of gladness when we grieve or have fears. So this is where most of my writing arises. Thank you, I will put you on my list of must reads. I'm recuperating but soon will be back fit as a fiddle and able to read your endearing words as well.. Thank you, Bonnie
Lillian Rhoades 11/27/11
Creative? Yes. Right on topic. Crafting? Great metaphors galore, but at times, I wondered where the rhyming went.:-). Did you intend to have that ; in one; dreads? Overall, a delightful message with a clear point of view.
bo Jennings11/27/11
Hello Lillian, thank you for posting your comments. Hmm...? ;dread? Well, I think I needed to pause showing disappointment. I wanted it to read like Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat... Tongue in cheek... Anyway, thank you for reading, Bonnie