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The Scoop

Ice cream purists like theirs plain
With nary a scintilla
Of nuts or chips or sprinkles
To deface their pure vanilla.

I see their point but disagree;
Additions have their place
And hunks of fruit or chocolate
I can easily embrace.

A vein of peanut butter swirl
Is something I can savor;
When it’s embedded in a scoop,
It multiplies the flavor.

Some chocolate covered almonds
Or some coconutty shreds
Embellish like a garment sewn
With sparkly silver threads.

A burst of buried cherries,
Like a pirate’s secret treasure,
When uncovered unexpectedly
Can fill one up with pleasure.

Of course, to purists, such advice
Is worthy of ignoring.
To me, a plain vanilla cone
Is needlessly quite boring!

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 9:29:00 PM
    LOL, This is a gem. An absolute gem. You commented on one of my other poems something to the effect that you saw a touch of Ogden Nash in my poetry. He is my absolute favorite poet of all time. I try to emulate the spirit of his style in many of my poems. So I am extremely flattered that you noticed my efforts. I bring this up now because of your reference to the vanilla "purists" Which is the title of one of my favorite Ogden Nash poems "The Purist"

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Boy, you've said a mouthful. :) Or should I say girl, or lady or :)

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 2:35:00 PM
    lol, excellent write - and I totally agree with you : )

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 5:46:00 AM
    ---- Ilene ..... temptations!! - Nice poem. - Have a enjoyable weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)