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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Cooking or Baking (01/04/07)

TITLE: Shhhh....It's a Secret!
By Marilyn Schnepp
01/05/07


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To you, Betty Crocker,
I owe you my life;
if it weren't for your cake mix
I wouldn't be his wife.

I baked HIM a birthday cake
that became Cupid's dart,
delighting HIS taste buds
then stealing his heart.

And to you, Aunt Jemima,
you're strictly "The Most",
cause he thinks I'm the gourmet
that makes his french toast!

And "thanks", Little Debbie,
you're now middle age,
but your snack cakes and cookies,
are still "Front Page"!

And to you, Jimmy Dean,
I can't say enough...
'bout your Guru sausage
that my man rates Top Stuff!

Friends used to tell me
and Mother once said:
"If you don't learn to cook, Child,
ten to one you won't wed."

But thanks to connosseurs
who have seen me through;
I can still have my cake...
and can eat it too!


A culinary expert
I'll never be;
but let's keep it a secret
between you, them and me!


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Jan Ackerson 01/11/07
Ummmm...your secret's out.

This was delightful!
Catrina Bradley 01/11/07
What mothers (and husbands) don't know won't hurt them, huh? Loved reading this poem, great job!
Joanne Sher 01/13/07
This was a lot of fun - definitely made me laugh. I had a hard time catching the rhythm of this - seemed kind of choppy, to me, anyway. Still, quite clever and fun.
Sharlyn Guthrie01/15/07
Very clever and fun poem...and a great tribute to Betty, Jimmy, Debbie, and Aunt Jemima!
Leigh MacKelvey01/16/07
I really, really liked this poem. I got it! I liked the rhythm and I liked the slant end ryhming as well as the perfect end ryhming. Very nice poem!
Crista Darr01/16/07
Creative and so funny. Good work on the meter and rhyme. Well done.
Edy T Johnson 01/17/07
This is so cute and clever. All those names never came together in my head, but you spotted a fresh idea for this assignment! I did miss "Uncle Ben," however (smile), as his name is part of our family!
Marilyn Schnepp 01/17/07
The poet who doesn't cook left out my favorite Sara Lee also, Edy; and Hector Boiardi, (the guy who made Boyardee spaghetti sauce famous). lol
Verna Cole Mitchell 02/05/07
A thoroughly delightful poem! Well done!
Mariane Holbrook02/07/07
MOVE OVER, MARILYN, YOU'VE GOT COMPANY!

Without the Food Network
I surely would die.
I can't make an omelet
Or bake a french fry.

My pies are pathetic
My tarts taste like fish;
No wonder my cooking
Goes in the dog's dish

If Marilyn can do it
(and she says she can),
I better learn fast
Or I won't catch a man!