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Ice Cube Pie

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Ice Cube Pie

I always wanted two slices of ice cube pie
“You only get one”, was the standard reply.
I don’t know why I did
But since I was a kid
It was my favorite treat on the Fourth of July.

The pastry is known by all our relations
Since the recipe’s passed down for generations.
Every bite you’ll savoir
Exceptional flavor
But remember, don’t settle for imitations

Long ago, my great Aunt tried experiments
By leaving out one of the ingredients.
Once Uncle took a bite 
He stared out in fright
And barely survived that bad experience.

My oldest son, Johnny became quite wise
He grew up like the others, before our eyes.
His passion for confection
Was a gainful connection
When he opened the first ice cube pie franchise.

Soon after that, we made our first million
And played in the sun with friendly Brazilians.
But to our surprise
We saw ice cube pies
On bamboo platters next to our pavilion

Right away we knew this was an infraction
Without delay our family took action.
We found a private eye
Who loved our ice pie
But his research left him broken in traction.

It was apparent to us that that kind of job
Was endorsed by the brutal ice cube pie mob.
But we didn’t frown
Or give up and back down
We were going to prevail; oh, yes siree, Bob!

With a meeting of minds we gathered resources
And then undersigned the following courses.
To make sure our ices
Sold at cut-rate prices
To knock competition off its high horses.

So back at the shop we assembled platoons
To build enough pies to reach to the moons.
And made plenty dough
That allowed us to mow
Down the cube racket’s, knuckle dragging goons.

We now manage an ice cube pie monopoly
Sales started smooth, but then turned choppily.
So we eased the frustration
With another vacation
But guess what we saw in downtown Mexicali?!


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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:58:00 PM
    This puts a smile on the readers face and gives them a laugh and chuckle. Very imaginative and creative. Nice job Thanks for the nice comment on my Contagious poem.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:02:00 PM
    wow.. David, awesomely packed with stunning and creative imagery an amazing write...Linda

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Laughing all the way! Now I must try some of that delicious Ice Cube Pie! Hahahaha. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 12:15:00 AM
    Ha ha..David,this was very entertaining.Quite a fine Limerick.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 4:47:00 PM
    This particular one caught my attention because I love limericks and pies. So tell me, what IS this ice cube pie? I was thinking the joke is that it was just cubes of ice in the crust. Is there really a pie by this name? haha. VERY imaginative.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:03:00 PM
    This is very creative and entertaining, but tell me what is an ice cub pie, I imagine it's a pie, with ice cubes in it. Either way, it must be a very refreshing treat to eat Nice write, enjoyed, you should post the recipe so we can all try it, xxx

    Fisher Avatar David Fisher
    Date: 2/6/2013 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I've only imagined it in print, so far--and that's probably as far as it will go--but it would hit the spot at a picnic no less.