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I'm Sorry

I’m sorry that I burned the pie.
I’ve tried so hard to fix it. 
I would have made another but
It is so hard to mix it.
I’ve scraped it and I’ve dusted it
And covered it with cream. 
I hope it will be tasty and
A true pie lover’s dream.
So if you squint a little bit
When tasting that first bite,
You’ll hardly know that it was burned,
Though tasting scorched, a mite.
I was so tired of hearing of
Your mother’s perfect pies
That I thought I’d make one better 
And cut hers down to size.
So now just take a little bite,
I’ll give you points for tryin’
And if you tell me it is good,
I’ll give you more for lyin’

lWon first place

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Hello Joyce, stopping by to read this one again.. congrats with your first place win,, in the "APOLOGY ACCEPTED" contest... nice to see an oldie and goody. always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 11:24:00 AM
    Oh this is very good. Reminds me of my attempts at trying to measure up to my mother-in-law's famous chocolate chip cookies... I finally did, or perhaps he was 'lyin'. Great poem. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 6:13:00 PM
    this was so cute and so real. and shows the submission of wives of latter year to cooking. an honorable responsibility handed down by generations. death to the inventor of tv dinners. the changer of modern society. and the destroyer of the home. at least you tried. john

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 8:52:00 AM
    Wonderful! I love it! Great pie.

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 9:36:00 AM
    love it, congrats on your well deserved first place

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 7:57:00 AM
    Joyce, congratulations on your first place win in Barbara's contest.. Happy 2011 to you and your family as well ;-) love Wilma

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 7:38:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce!! This was a delight to read....I wish I had thought of this!! Happy Pie making...and Happy New Year!! May the year 2011 be filled with wonderful new things!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 6:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Joyce in Barbara Gorelick's contest "Apology". Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 6:27:00 AM
    Hi. Ha,ha. He,he. I giggled all through this. Well deserved win in the contest. Eamon

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 5:24:00 AM
    Congrats Joyce on your well deserved win and wish u happy New Year.

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 5:12:00 AM
    Congrats Joyce on your first place poem in the Apology Accepted contest.. a tender and most prolific apology my friend.. enjoy with luv and again a rich and blessed H.N.Y...with luv..

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 9:26:00 PM
    Congrats on taking a big first in my contest..on the funny side. please soup mail me your address for your little surprise..I loved your poem..BG

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 5:05:00 PM
    YEAH! pie making is HARD! You tried that's what counts! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/25/2010 3:58:00 AM
    Very frolicsome write, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 7:40:00 PM
    Stopping by to enjoy your poetry,, and wish you a merry x-mass and a wonderful new year,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 7:23:00 PM
    very good poem!

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 6:46:00 PM
    got me laughing on this one Joyce. Good one - I think you'll be gettin lots of points for the poem too!

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 6:01:00 PM
    Good one.. This one surely reads like a winner to me..My mother said that she ruined the first pie that she made.. She did not let anyone know that she did it but told of it later..She fed it to the chickens so that no one would see the mess..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve...Merry Christmas..Sara

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 4:06:00 PM
    rare and delightful, joyce! great poetic transition.. good luck in the contest!! a sure bet..:) nette

  1. Date: 12/24/2010 4:00:00 PM
    Haha. Really cute. I wish you the best this Christmas and a Happy New Years! And hopefully some tasty, not burnt pie. :p