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An Assortment

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An Assortment

I am very indecisive
And so choices cause me strife,
Though when I reveal my problem
I’ll be told to “get a life!”

For presented on a platter,
At a friend’s house, after lunch,
There was not just one dessert
But many pastries, quite a bunch.

Thus, confronted with cannolis,
Carrot cake and pecan pie
And a towering red velvet – 
Who could choose? Well, how could I?

A Napoleon was nestled
Next to some dark chocolate square
And of course, since we are healthy,
There was lots of fruit to spare.

So I narrowed down my options;
In addition to some fruit,
I had part of a cannoli
And some carrot cake, to boot.

Oh, if all of life’s dilemmas
Could be solved with such a taste,
Then the problems that exist on earth
Could simply be erased!

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  1. Date: 6/30/2013 1:02:00 PM

    Such conundrums that you face. If I wasn't worried about diabete's, I'd gladly take your place. :)

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 4:49:00 AM

    Your cannolis are impressive and so are your chocolates. Beautiful poem and a 7 for your sense of humor. :)

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:17:00 PM

    Amusing poem. :) I too have a hard time making choices.