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Vanilla Malted

A treat that should be most exalted
Is a real vanilla malted.
Made with ice cream, milk and malt,
It’s oft forgotten, by default.

It must be mixed by a machine
Endemic to the diner scene
And served inside its silver mixer
Meant for holding this elixir.

Pour it in a Coke-shaped glass.
Use a straw (now, don’t be crass!)
Take a sip and be transported
To your childhood days, distorted…

For when seen through such a taste,
Negatives all get erased;
And once you start to reminisce,
You’ll just remember days of bliss.

Today I passed a luncheonette;
It’s been there eighty years, I’ll bet.
I thought of malteds, got the urge – 
For $7.50 (!), I could splurge.

Happily, I did indulge
And that is why I here divulge
It’s worth those calories amassed
For that connection to the past!

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:37:00 PM
    I can feel that silver mixer. Cold and wet and sweet and thick sir. The malted heaven with milk and ice cream. I think I'll stay here awhile and dream.

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 8:50:00 AM
    Dear Ilene Yum Yum - put a nickel in the juke box. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Ilene an excellent rhyme of nostalgic memories. It's wonderful to bring back the bliss of long ago; rather it be a vanilla malted drink, hopscotch,or double-dutch jump roping, our mind is a wondrous thing. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day. Warm Smile, Connie

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:16:00 AM
    you are lucky that you can get that same nostalglic feeling back. My sisters and I were in love with Maid-rites, crumbled ground beef sandwiches. WE get them when we visit home in Iowa but they just are not the same. I swear they changed the taste of them or something. Anyway , these malteds sound lovely!! (I'd prefer mine strawberry though)

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 2:08:00 PM
    LOVED IT! Oh...nostalgia takes me on many a trip! Anything can trigger that. For you it was this awesome drink...for me other things! You have a lovely way of expressing yourself, my dear. Hugs