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Not Fit

I stand here in extreme distress, annoyed
 That I cannot button up my pants.
Though aware that I should not have more
That final ear of corn was one too many. 

That scene was twenty years ago.
No longer am I a glutton for corn.
Since science has removed its taste,
There is no reason to waste good butter on it.

I take a bite and spit it out.
This modern corn is only fit for cattle.
They have taken away a harvest treat
So corn might have a longer shelf life.

We consumers must stand up and say,
“Hybridizers have meddled with perfection.
Now that most of our vegetables aren’t fit to eat,
They can stay on the shelves, for all we care.”



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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 11:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Debbie Guzzi's contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 6:21:00 PM
    Yup one of the most genetically modified things on the planet..CORN...so sad, and now lots of seeds have had their genetic make up pattented??? Can't even find a heirloom seed! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:40:00 PM
    well, one good thing from it: maybe we will all lose weight and be able to button up our pants in the future. haha. Your poem is really clever. And thinking outside the box. LOVE it and congrats, Joyce.

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 10:09:00 AM
    Not Fit indeed. That's a very heartfelt expressed poem and so true, Thanks for sharing it.God bless you. Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 12:22:00 AM
    Joyce, a swell wonderful poem..pd

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:46:00 PM
    Joyce....you really are a sweet thang!.....its hard to always buy local when its freezing 6 mos./year! I do find ethnic groceries (Indian/Chinese/Latino) here in town source unique veggies all year....keep up the great poetry and thanks again for stopping by....jimbo

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 10:38:00 PM
    Joyce, my sentiments exactly! I thought it was only me and my taste buds gone out of wack! Great poem! Consumers, Unite! Too bad M & M's still taste soooo good! Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 7:42:00 PM
    Scneikofsky! Joyce! Come here to Minnesota and enjoy some real local sweetcorn! Jimbo

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:37:00 PM
    Vegetable are much better to eat than cakes or pies. Good write Joyce.