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Sisterly Examples

When I was young, I had a great disdain
for Campell's nasty soup named Alphabet.
One Saturday it was our mother's threat
we had to eat it up or home remain
and miss the matinee. How inhumane!
Mom left the room; I never will forget
the thing which I'd repeat without regret -
I took that slop and tossed it down the drain!

When Mom returned, I'd "downed" all of my soup.
Again she left; Mel went to dump HER meal
and at the sink got caught. Poor nincompoop!
She missed "Red Riding Hood" while I, the heel,
went out. Our mom was left "out of the loop."
My little sister did not even squeal!

(Some slang words here for my non-native friends:
a "nincompoop" is a foolish person,
"out of the loop" means to never be aware of something
and the last verb "squeal" means to "tell on someone"
I always tried to get away with murder when I was young
and I can't believe my sister missed the movie by not telling
on me! On the other hand, I really enjoyed "Red Riding Hood" heehee)

For Frank H's 
A Childhood MEMORY Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 4/27/2012 6:47:00 PM

    Congrats on your win Andrea...Love ..Joseph

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 11:18:00 AM

    Belated congratulations, Andrea! Lovely memories...poor little sister! : ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 1:05:00 AM

    My big congratulations to you, Andrea on your 3rd win with your humurous Italian Sonnet! It reminds me a lot of my mischievous sisters...just think: I was the only boy!!! I always admire your work...each poem you write is a gem. Thanks for sharing it with us. May you always have the inspiration to create more masterpieces. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 4:55:00 PM

    Congrats Andrea on your winning poem enjoyed the read, great memories thanks for sharing with us luv vie

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:01:00 PM

    Andrea! Why you sneaky lil child!!! I'm tellin' on you! ha ha...You made me smile today when I desperately needed it! Love you silly vanilly! Congrats on this heartfelt write! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 1:55:00 PM

    So cute! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 9:47:00 AM

    ha! is this a true story? awesome that she didn't tell on you, that nincompoop! love that word! congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 9:42:00 PM

    Nice narration and beautiful piece. Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 12:03:00 PM

    Busted..........NOT ~A sweet memory that brought a smile along with......CONGRATS my friend!!

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 10:59:00 AM

    Had me smiling on this act of sisterly love. ha ha. love phyl

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:40:00 AM

    Oh....poor little sister, getting caught in the act!! (shoot....!! I would have been that little brother always got away with murder, and I was the one who sat in the penalty box!!)....Cute poem, Andrea! Congrats!

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:06:00 AM

    The word impish comes to mind Andrea. And you know, we are now what we were then. Congratulations

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 4/23/2012 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha. yeah, I like acting impish sometimes!!!
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 7:57:00 AM

    Such sisterly memories. Wonderful story telling. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 7:10:00 AM

    enjoyed reading! funny!!

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:23:00 AM

    you pulled a fast one Andrea.... ...congrats on your

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:09:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Frank's "A Childhood Memory" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 6:40:00 PM

    Very cute and funny and you have a nice sister! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 3:16:00 PM

    My sister always reminds me of how I was careless enough to get caught for doing the same thing she did. What was that, you ask? :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 9:09:00 AM

    naughty, naughty andie... i used to pick some alphabets and put them on my plate... charming piece.. soup mail! :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 9:04:00 AM

    lol, great fun, andrea. i knew those words, except for out of the loop - thanks for explaining.over here, we had tinned alphabet spaghetti - awful stuff, but my mum kept buying it

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 9:00:00 AM

    Campbell's soup? RETCH. Retch means to throw up violently. Do you know the old English word, Fopdoodle? A fopdoodle is a low fellow. All through elementary school I would walk the two blocks to our home and be presented with a bowl of Campbell's soup. Short of money in college, I ate too much of the soup and got sick one night. YOur poem is a gem and a warning to all soup eaters. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 7:22:00 AM

    I always use nincompoop to me stupid or I say ninca...Enjoyed reading your memory..If it is a true one, I bet you were a little pistol..Kid are so cute and say the darnest things..Thanks for stopping by "Lovers"....Soup mail soon..Sara

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 5:45:00 AM

    Oh you were quite a brat, Andrea! It was a shame to waste, imagine all the words you could have created with those noodles.:)) Ah, "sisters"; friends come and go, but a sister will never leave the heart. A wolf and "Red Riding Hood" situation and event.:) Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 4:39:00 AM

    Good story to tell Andrea. - Wish you all the best in contest. - Have a beautifull Sunday. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 4:25:00 AM

    Don't we have lots of those sneaky moments to remember Andrea? I'm guilty too and laught when I think of the stuff I used to do. Thanks for jogging the memory Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 3:58:00 AM

    Little sisters are great where would we be without them? Mine used to squeal on us but she was the first to cry with us when in trouble , I hate that muck too it has never crossed my door as an adult ejoyed this and thanks for the nice thing you said about me on Tracies Blog she had been a brick xx For those not sure a "brick" is somthing good xx

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 3:42:00 AM

    Oh yes here we go again, as i said before Andrea, the words you use, are so similar, i think your upbringing was rural, i'm sure David from my neighbouring county Lancashire would agree. anyhow i digress. wonderful sonnet, so well written, so interesting to read. harry

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 12:31:00 AM

    i meant 'lunch in the bin' :)oops

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 12:30:00 AM

    Sneaky cheeky smart girl you were..You gave me a smile ..You had great sisters..Andrea.. my bro would definitely tell :).I really enjoyed your poem,it reminded me of some lunch i put in bi sometimes to buy rubbish junk food from the canteen.Nowadays i feel sorry i did that,but back then i was too innocent to know any better,to know how my parents worked for my food.. Enjoyed your post dear :)Hugs Charma

  1. Date: 4/21/2012 11:27:00 PM

    Hehe, Andrea I can actually see you get away with things just by smiling ;) I enjoyed your childhood memory especially the slang you added.. Brought back some wonderful memories of my school days.. Btw I am doing great just too many things happening that's eating into my Soup time at the moment.. Love Wilma