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Topic: BUSY (08/15/19)
- TITLE: Wedded Joy Interrupted
By Verna Cole Mitchell
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She needed a good plan.
Although sheâ€™d never cooked before,
She hoped to please her man.
â€œHow hard could one meal be?â€ she thought
â€œIâ€™m college educated,
And Momâ€™s the best cook in the world.
Itâ€™s good that weâ€™re related.â€
She knew he liked his chicken fried,
Believed that he liked rice,
And adding side of fresh green beans
With yeast rolls would be nice.
Prepared she list of all sheâ€™d need
To make just what she wanted,
And with a song within her heart,
She sallied forth undaunted.
She labored hard all afternoon
The best that she was able,
Then got her pretty new plates out
And filled them at the table.
The chicken sheâ€™d fried to a crisp,
The beans were underdone,
The rice was dry, though plentiful,
And yeast rolls, there were none.
He took one look at dinner plate,
And though sheâ€™d not deserve it,
He said, â€œThis is an awful mess.
My mom would never serve it.â€
While his opinion was the truth,
â€˜Twas better heâ€™d not share it.
She dumped his plate into his lap
And said, â€œHere, you can wear it!â€
This was a hurt for both of them
That time and true love cured.
She learned to cook, he practiced tact,
And wedded joy endured.
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