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this is your recipe for adobo: 
a portion of brain --- yours. 
don't have one? 
take mine. 
a piece of your lungs --- no wait. 
here's a cigarette: spice. 
take a teaspoon of tears --- 
yes, yours. 
turn it into stone --- this my 
teacher told me. 
your concoction is ready: stir, 
stir hard. 
now try it --- just try. 
you'll need it later. 
when you break your heart, 
it will come in handy. 
by then you will need that portion 
of brain: think, 
think good things. 
that piece of smoked lung --- breathe, 
that tear that is stone: melt it 
into tears again: cry

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  1. Date: 3/12/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/5/2012 12:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your super win Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 10:44:00 PM
    Congratulations for a win in my contest! The creativity in the formatting of this poem is exceptional, and it has a great rhythm to it as well. I don't think I've ever seen an instructional poem quite like this!  -KMD