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Same Old Soup

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Same Old Soup

So little there is to savor
Haiku broth is all bare bone
If you want it with some flavor
Then you'll have to add your own

With so many choices of recipes
Cooks have no reason to gripe
Use art and substance to please
But kindly omit the tripe

Some chefs are constantly crying
Onion soup is all they make
A steady diet is quite trying
And gives you a bellyache

Some cooks consider artistic
Serving a mystery stew
A goulash of style surrealistic
But of meat not even a clue

Blue ribbon soups do so inspire!
Ten times win the best of the best
I guess they will never retire
Or ever be put to rest

The scent of self-indulgent soup
Is always certain to please
Cooks unable to smell their poop
Or the stink of ripened cheese

Some cooks get all stimulated
And make their chili spicy hot
But if it's adulterated
Then the boss will throw out the pot

Chefs of resource thesauric
Enamored of soup alphabetic 
Oft make concoctions bizarric
Rendering soup quite emetic

Don't worry if your soup is crappy
The other chefs will tell you it's swell
They want to make sure that you're happy
So you will fib to them just as well

Possessed of inventiveness fertile
Many soups revive and enthrall
As for me, my soup is mock turtle
Which should be apparent to all

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  1. Date: 8/29/2014 5:11:00 PM
    Roy, thanks for supporting my one WORD title contest. Enjoy the win. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/25/2014 5:52:00 PM
    Great creative write... I always love your work... And did again.

  1. Date: 5/21/2014 3:57:00 PM
    Loved this one from your blog today. You were a bit harsh with the haiku, but did you see that blog that cyndi just showed on contemporary haiku. Sadly, we rarely see those kind of haiku here. It's hard to get them that good!!

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 5/21/2014 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Actually, I was kindest to the haiku, I thought. Not really even a slam. The whole point is to describe in minimalist terms and let the reader fill in the rest with their own imagination (hence adding your own flavor).
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 9:13:00 PM
    Your poem is interesting. There's a lot going on in your poem but the title Same Old Soup ties in with the humor in the poem almost perfectly. I liked this funny poem.