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Onions 'n' Liver

I'm the only one at our house who relishes onions and liver.
Ah, the thought of that delicacy sends up my spine a shiver!
Never mind that my spouse almost gags and must pinch her nose,
Keeping the frying pan at bay as that malodorous aroma flows!

When a pan of onions and liver is sizzling in the kitchen,
To attack that delectable repast, my delicate palate is itchin'!
I take no heed concerning liver and all of its cholesterol.
Alas, it is seldom on the menu at our table after all!

A supper of onions and liver is just not at all complete,
Without a slab of cherry pie and ice cream for a treat.
The entree' must include peas, gravy and smashed pertaters,
And on the side a salad liberally laced with fresh termaters!

I grew up chomping on onions and liver as a Hoosier lad,
'Specially at butchering as hogs' fates were sealed by Dad!
We'd never heard of lobster thermidor or cordon bleu.
Shucks, at our humble abode we were pleased with a zesty stew!

I've heard that too much cholesterol can bring about an early doom.
Should that occur, this epitaph would be most appropriate for my tomb:
"Docs warned him about onions, liver and bad cholesterol;
Alas, he took no heed - his demise they could not forestall!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 8/17/2012 7:27:00 AM
    This made me laugh....awesome write Bob. You should have a liver and onions fiesta for all us who enjoy it as much as you...lol.

  1. Date: 8/16/2012 10:04:00 PM
    Liver is an organ meat and has practically no fat. It accumulates fat the way it is usually cooked, but it is a good source of protein. Another good write Bob.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 6:22:00 PM
    Robert; This is one good poem about onions and liver.I like it too, even it I don't hava the cherry pie. We have it here in Texas too. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:26:00 AM
    I am still pleased with a zesty stew. Liver will not pass by my lips. Does not pass the eye test. Great poem. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 5:10:00 PM
    Thanks for your encouragement and well wishes with my surgery....thanks so much!

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 5:08:00 PM
    It is a code that the USAF only takes the determined of will....but I am on your wife's side with the liver....I can NOT stand liver!!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 4:00:00 PM
    Robert, I love liver and onions. When i was a kid we had very little to eat. I would ask my mother for liver instead of candy. All the extras sound yummy also. a little bit of mustard on liver is really good.

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 11:57:00 AM
    hahaha, I love every food you mentioned here EXCEPT that liver and onions. I never could keep it down when mom tried to force me to eat it at the dinner table!!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 7:50:00 AM
    bob - i was sorely missing reading about "pertaters" and lo and behold, you came to the rescue! i'm with your wife on this one (ew!), but i love the poem. it's hilarious, which is no less than what i've come to expect from you!

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:56:00 AM
    Hi bob, have a good appetite...and eat what you can bear !!!! - Like your write...and smell the lovely aroma all the way to Norway. - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox big hug from me to you :) Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 3:29:00 AM
    Bob, I am with you, I love liver and onions, it has that fabulous taste that just makes you lick your lips, well done, am just off to the butcher's now, have a great weekend...Dave

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 1:05:00 AM
    Ha ha like it and I love liver and onions, and steak and kidney and cold tripe with vinegar and your poem xx

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Ha ha, this is an incredibly funny piece here my friend! I really enjoyed this illustrious poem full of liver 'n' onions...yuck! Sorry, just never had a taste for such a plate, tried it once and nearly puked, but I do respect those that can down that sour food! What a grandiose write Bob, I loved your verse! Great Work!!