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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: Mabel's Fowled Up Pie
By Charla Diehl
08/01/12


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When it comes to workin’ magic in her culinary way
No one beats “Miss Mabel’s”-- townsfolk brag on her café
It sets off from the traffic on a tree-lined country road
“You’ll be glad you paid a visit,”--‘least that’s what I was told

I stopped there in my twenties--way back when I was young
‘Twas her chicken liver special that roused taste buds on my tongue
At first it took convincin’ to try her fowled up pie
Tators and chicken livers-- “No thanks,” my quick reply

Miss Mabel said, “It’s on the house since you’re a first time guest,
If it don’t please your pallet I’ll fix anything you request,”
She stood there lookin’ pretty, soft curls adorned her face
Her brown doe eyes captured mine, my heart began to race

I shoulda chose the meatloaf, or steak, the real man’s meal
But somethin’ ‘bout Miss Mabel made me bend to her appeal
She showed up with a smile big as sunshine after rain
The pie-filled crock was steaming, the aroma pricked my brain

Now families having supper heard the offer made by Mabel
Little guys cranin’ like giraffes were spyin’ me from their tables
When my spoon sliced the steamy pie my mouth began to water
I winked at the kids eyeing’ me, then ate it like I oughta

Inside my mouth the creamy broth played ‘round the tender livers
“Oh, Miss Mable, I declare satisfaction’s been delivered
The carrots added sweetness, the crispy bacon added crunch
Whatever else you sprinkled in gave this savory dish its punch

Well it’s only fair to tell ya I went back time and again
No need to go elsewhere--I loved Miss Mabel’s grin
So’s I popped the question and Mabel agreed to be my wife
Now I get great cookin’ plus a full and God-blessed life.


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Camille (C D) Swanson 08/03/12
Awww. This was a sweet and entertaining piece. I enjoyed it. Thanks!

God bless~
Joanne Sher 08/04/12
Just delightful! Great rhyme and meter, and such a fun, catchy piece. Thanks!
Joanne Sher 08/04/12
Just delightful! Great rhyme and meter, and such a fun, catchy piece. Thanks!
Myrna Noyes08/05/12
What a sweet romance in this well-written poem! I loved it from beginning to end! :)
Myrna Noyes08/05/12
P.S. I think you meant "palate" instead of "pallet."
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/07/12
Sweet story here, but I must admit--not even for love would I eat liver!
Danielle King 08/08/12
Entertaining and on topic. Loved it!
Myrna Noyes08/09/12
Just to let you know, your poem may not have made the official winner's circle (to my true surprise), but it was definitely one of my personal top ten favorites! :)
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/09/12
Congratulations for ranking 12 overall!