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How To Slice Pie

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How To Slice Pie

The homemade kitchen table sat
In the center of a small
Cozy warm room, dominated
By her, and her firm all

Cooking meals and preserving food
On the wood burning stove
She could do it all so I'm told
The stove held treasure trove

When she was teen, she learned to care
For the very young child
An older sister died leaving 
In their care four compiled

She used her knowledge rearing own
A trick held up her sleeve
To prevent sibling rivilary
Her wiles did tightly weave

She would let one child cut last piece
Of pie, other first choose
Each child would equally divide
One child right did abuse

This little boy cut one piece big
Way bigger than other
He saw he made a grave mistake
Grabbed piece ran from mother

He tripped and fell flat sprawling
Dropped his big piece of pie
And his sister sat relishing
Each bite while he did sigh

The moral of this story is 
Do right my friend at soup
Don't take too big piece of pie
The results could be dupe

Just writing for fun and telling a family story

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  1. Date: 6/24/2014 10:45:00 PM
    Sara What a sweet and charming poem with a built in lesson about being too greedy. thank you for the nice comment on my Lost For Words poem.

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 8:39:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this story. Was it peach pie? yum

  1. Date: 11/26/2012 6:43:00 PM
    I love this poem Sara, my mom would cut the pie, and allow us to choose the slice we wanted.. LOL.. they were all the same size.. sneaky her... Um, now I get to slice the pie... and no one slice is good enough for me.. xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 12:42:00 AM
    This is one of the wonderful stories of pie having effects in life of many, though it's a poem of fun but it's true like. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:58:00 PM
    love this nostalgic write, my friend : )

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 9:39:00 AM
    A wonderful story Sara.. enjoyed....

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 1:51:00 AM
    a grand memory of family story Sara diligently told .. sharing this incredible poem recalls nostalgia of my Granny's kitchen .. a joy to go back in time luv.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 10:49:00 PM
    Beautifully told Sara! That's a lesson we'd do well to keep in mind. Nice!

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 3:42:00 PM
    What a sweet story my friend! I enjoyed every line of this awesome tale that you so elaborately told! I remember when I was young my mother told me to cut the pieces but my brother got to choose which one he wanted! Boy was I ever careful to make sure that they were even! Now my sister cuts and takes what she wants...she's so spoiled! I really enjoyed reading this incredible and magnificent poem this afternoon my friend! What a delightful piece, Great Work!!