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Killer Tomatoes

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Killer Tomatoes

For Vienna, by request.

Something has gone terribly wrong in my garden today,
My tomatoes are all growling at me with big teeth on display.

And when I investigated I got a big surprise,
‘Cause they were staring back at me with big round bulging eyes.

Then they started to come after me trying to get a taste,
So I had to move a little faster as I was picking up the paste.

I became quite concerned as I thought about my loss,
Afraid that I would be the one who ended up in the sauce.

I started to pull away from them in this deadly match up,
But only for a little while since they could easily catsup.

Then they crashed right through my door like it was made of balsa,
I backed them out with a carving knife and the threat of making salsa.

This is not what I had in mind when I planted a tomato vine,
It’s not right that my garden should pick on me to dine.

I don’t think that I’m out of line and my complaint is perfectly valid
After all no one should have to worry about being eaten by their salad.

Next year I think that I won’t waste my time planting killer tomatoes,
Instead I think I’ll use the space for a run of peaceful red potatoes.

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  1. Date: 10/25/2011 11:59:00 AM
    OI!... sounds. as if you planted them in the wrong fertilizer... hhehe... i don't think you should plant them potatoes as well... hhahah. imagine 100's of eyes looking at you all bulgy... hhehe you know how potatoes have extra eyes... super enjoyed,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/25/2011 11:25:00 AM
    May I make a fun lil recommendation, Tony? Change the way you spell catch up to" ketchup " for an extra fabulous food effect...this poem is superb and entertaining and the most creative one I've read today!! What in the world is that wife of yours feedin' YOU!? I like how you threatened to turn them into salsa...I strongly recommend you avoid salads for a while . ha ha. ...I still have 50 sweet potatoes left over if you are in the area!!...ughhh...! Gwendolen

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    Date: 10/25/2011 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I had it as catsup first and changed it to see if anyone would call me on it. You did. Thanks Tony
  1. Date: 10/25/2011 8:06:00 AM
    LOL, I'll go near a greenhouse again : )

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 6:33:00 PM
    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So glad ya did it, hadn't thought of this movie in decades til Vie brought it up!~N

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Lots of fun Tony I always know where to come for a smile. :)

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 1:57:00 PM
    This takes me back to the seventies. Well done Tony. I can just see them now, those pesty tomatoes. Mamma Mia. Lol. Thanks a whole bunch. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 1:30:00 PM
    Sounds like a bad dream...the kind you sometimes get when you eat too much, late at night! A fun write!