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Below is the poem entitled THE PSYCHEDELIC STEW which was written by poet Merv Webster. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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We loved to drive out through the hills 
Where landscapes are so green, 
And always sought the smell of hay 
That seemed so fresh and clean. 
We'd rent a cosy cottage there 
Around that time each year, 
The days and nights were magical 
And life was full of cheer. 
That night we planned a simple tea 
A good old country stew, 
With fresh grown mushrooms we had picked 
As 'round the place they grew. 
Those mushrooms seemed much larger then 
The ones we'd norm'lly find, 
But in they went with all the rest, 
We really did not mind. 
Our stew was just the best we'd had 
On that we did agree, 
Then sitting back and quite content 
Enjoyed a cup of tea. 
When suddenly, in front of us,  
Our kitchen came to life 
With antics never seen before; 
Sure terrified my wife. 
She sat and watched with fear filled eyes 
For both her knife and fork, 
Were standing up and quite erect 
And both of them could walk. 

The kitchen curtains did a jig 
And plates flew 'round the room, 
Our mop then left its corner spot 
To line dance with the broom. 
Old teapot sang and clapped its hands, 
The tea cups joined in too. 
My mind it boggled at the sight 
and wondered what to do. 
I grabbed the phone and dialled for help 
That soon was on its way; 
Though not before the pots and pans 
Had all began to play. 
Poor doctor tried to calm us down 
Enquiring of our plight. 
We mentioned what had taken place, 
The horrors of that night. 
He summed up what had taken place, 
The answer he now knew, 
We'd eaten mushrooms which produced, 
A psychedelic stew.

Copyright © Merv Webster

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  1. Date: 12/18/2014 11:16:00 PM
    Been a while but thank you all for sharing this with us.

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 2:23:00 PM
    Great vissual here dear poet....and congratulations with this write being featured this week ! much love, james

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 11:20:00 AM
    A great poem, Merv. Congratulations on being featured this week.

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 10:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Merv. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/1/2009 3:03:00 PM
    Stopping by to add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 11:14:00 AM
    Merv, congratulations on having this poem featured this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 6:40:00 PM
    Wonderful write here, Merv !! Great story and images and a well-deserved selection to be featured this week at the Soup! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 10:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 6:32:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. A. W.

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 3:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 3:51:00 PM
    Thank you all for the kind comments and also to Poetry Soup for giving my poem a run. Merv Webster

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 9:40:00 AM
    What a delightful glad to catch in here among the featured works this week! Congratulations! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 3:28:00 AM
    Highly amusing and orginal, loved the subject matter, reminded me of 'Fantazia' M

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Merv. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 2:56:00 PM
    Interesting use of rhyme and imagery in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured this week. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:05:00 PM
    Merv, congrats on being featured this week...Raul

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 9:10:00 AM
    Very entertaining. thank you for sharing, Merv. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 5:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Merv. Love, Carol