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Possum Stew

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Possum Stew

To weigh him hold him by tail
   Six pounds fresh not stale
   Skin if not and toss in pot
          Diced red potato      
         Large ripe tomato
           Cook him slow  
                   Oh!       

Copyright © 2011  By Caryl S. Muzzey

Twelfth Place Winner ~ "Low Country Boil” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Sara Kendrick
Aug. 15, 2011



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  1. Date: 8/19/2011 12:43:00 PM
    this is so cute, Caryl. Congrats on the winner's list.

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 3:56:00 PM
    Congrats Caryl on your win with this yummy delightful treat for the contest luv..

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 2:03:00 PM
    Still laughing at Rob's comment. Caryl, I've never eaten possum, but know many folks who have. Sounds like you have a great recipe for it! Congratulations on your win in Sara's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 1:44:00 PM
    congrats Caryl but never tried it. The Clampets used to chomp this down on tv Yes? possum stew!

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 1:41:00 PM
    Many congrats on all your wins, Caryl : )

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 10:10:00 AM
    hey Caryl congrats on your win .... never tasted possum... David

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 7:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Sara's contest Caryl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/16/2011 7:06:00 AM
    I thought this one was so funny..I had to give it a place..Thanks for entering my contest..Sara

  1. Date: 7/21/2011 6:04:00 AM
    Haaaaaaa! Cool lunch Caryl. Smile. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 10:08:00 PM
    EEEEEW, do you really eat possum? Fun one, CAryl.

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 3:31:00 PM
    oh sounds like a lovely feast Caryl... good luck in the contest.. did not know possums could be eaten.. we have so many that run around here luv..

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 11:20:00 AM
    Quite an interesting meal Caryl, good luck for the contest ;) lfde Wilma

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 10:27:00 AM
    very good..Being from the south I can relate,but I would never eat possum Stew..smiling..Hugs

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Oh I love it. I could have a big stew if I boiled the animals that are trying to take over here. I have been feeding a stray kitty who won't come in to eat. If I don't watch and pick it up soon enough I have had possums, raccoons and just a few minutes ago a baby skunk feasting on his left overs. Thank you for your comments on my "Nathan" poem. He was a local boy. I sent a card with the poem to his folks and it was read at his military funeral. So sad. Love, Joyce

    Muzzey Avatar Caryl Muzzey
    Date: 7/12/2011 10:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Never had possum stew and I really don't want to. I'll eat just about anything if it's not road kill. That is what popped in my head for a country boil, alot of country folks out here probably have had it. I've heard it is quite greasy. With all of the animals your are feeding, I think I'd say indoors. God Bless you Joyce~ Caryl