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Failed Effort

My mama said to get a man,
I first must prove myself a cook.
I could not feed him from a can.

I tried to learn how from a book
And sought to make a chocolate cake.
I didn't care how long it took.

I set the oven high to bake
Then sat to watch my favorite soap
And to plan the menu I would make.

The cake was burned without a hope.
It was a cheerless sight to see,
The smoke so thick I had to grope.

Since it seems a chef I'll never be,
I'll find a man to who cooks for me.

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  1. Date: 6/14/2010 12:05:00 AM
    Sounds like a plan, cooks in the kitchen and in other rooms too! Delicious poem Joyce.

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 9:29:00 PM
    Sounds good to me...That was my philosophy as well and it worked!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 9:35:00 PM
    VERY good comedic terza rima. I ENJOYED it alot. Oh, and that comfy cozy could be whoever you want it to be, just two family members! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 6:32:00 PM
    right ideas!!

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 5:55:00 PM
    I guess some of us were not born in the kitchen. That's OK. Your poem is very clever. It has a great twist. Thank you for your kind comment.

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 5:14:00 PM
    They are few and far in between. LOL Love the humor....Karla

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 3:35:00 PM
    This is so funny! I am still laughing. Give it another shot you will get it right. Great job! Joseph