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Caution - This Poem May Contain Some Humour

When my husband was in hospital, he was given an afternoon tea Scones and cake and sandwiches, simply delicious as you can see The final treat was to eat the scone served with jam and butter On opening the butter packet these words made hum splutter He saw ‘Caution Contains Milk’ was written on the label Found this so amusing he kept the label on the table I know people have allergies but this is taking it too far Soon they’ll be telling me I need petrol to drive my car Some people think the Brits are dull, I intend to dispel this rumour Think I may post on my poems ‘ this may contain some humour’ Jan Allison 28th May 2014

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Date: 5/16/2017 4:14:00 PM
Your poem with ten perfect rimes Took me by surprise with a grin On my lips widening my chin: Remembering me all these times Where I also encountered Such obviously stupid warnings Aimed mostly towards naive beings, Dummy consumers protected, Firms preventing against lawsuits more likely for any disputes ! But at least for this nonsense shared By you, Jan, our laugh is paired ! Charles, from Versailles, France
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Date: 5/16/2017 4:29:00 PM
(1st time commenting here : pity that my replied-poem display has not been followed, and words have been just thrown out shapelessly !)(Lucky I did use capital letters at beginning of each verse !)
Date: 6/19/2014 4:03:00 PM
nice poem!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/19/2014 4:19:00 PM
Thanks Cornel for the lovely comment. Hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/31/2014 9:09:00 AM
hehe of course I'z left chuckling again after. that's hilarious. I should put "may contain traces of nuts" on my peanutbutter. :)))
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/31/2014 9:15:00 AM
Oh it should have a warning on it Jake lol. We still have the little butter pack label as a reminder of this crazy crazy thing but it mad us laugh and a poem came out of it in the end and its making others laugh and that's what I try to achieve in as many of my poems as possible. hugs Jan xxxx
Date: 5/30/2014 4:43:00 PM
Some labels do make you smile and this poem certainly did that too. Thank you Jan for sharing. Hugs coming your way Andy
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/30/2014 5:09:00 PM
Thanks Andy for your lovely comments. Any hugs gratefully received am going through tough time at the moment. Hugs Jan xxxx
Date: 5/29/2014 11:21:00 PM
Expertly done Jan Perfect comic timing ,
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/30/2014 1:53:00 AM
I enjoyed writing this one made me chuckle on a particularly trying day. hugs as ever Jan xxxx
Date: 5/29/2014 3:30:00 PM
LOL, had a good laugh at this, I once bought my ex a box of sugared almonds and it had the 'contains nuts' warning!!!!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/29/2014 3:40:00 PM
LOL Jack I realise allergies can be serious but butter containing milk oh how we laughed. Think the world gone nuts! hugs Jan xxxx
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Date: 5/29/2014 3:40:00 PM
I adore sugared almonds especially the lilac coloured ones they have a special taste all of their own :-)
Date: 5/29/2014 6:01:00 AM
Dear Jan, Great spoof on the required "caution" labels. Of course real butter contains milk. I wouldn't eat it if it didn't. Better gas up the tank. Your humor is on a roll! Oops, that should be a scone. LOL Love, carolyn
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/29/2014 6:44:00 AM
I did check my milk container and strangely there is no warning it contains milk LOL. Thanks for the lovely comment. hugs Jan xxx
Date: 5/28/2014 10:47:00 PM
Hi Jan, amusing write.... I will read this poem again. LOL, butter, and milk..... Good thing, you have a sense og humor... thank you for sharing...Linda
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/29/2014 1:00:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely comment Linda. I do try to try and get humour into as many of my poems as I can - its just part of me and probably the reason why Darren and I write together so well. Will be in touch about your idea - hes gone awol hope hes ok. Hugs Jan xxxx
Date: 5/28/2014 9:32:00 PM
this is a GREAT poem, Jan. I really enjoyed the way you compared the whole thing to being told petrol is in a car. And the title is genius!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/29/2014 12:56:00 AM
Thanks Andrea I am glad you enjoyed the poem and title. To me the title is as important in the poem in trying to draw people in to read it - it obviously worked! hugs Jan xxx
Date: 5/28/2014 3:45:00 PM
Haha oh my goodness, what next, peanuts labeled "may contain nuts" Enjoyed your charming and witty sense of humor chicky. :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/28/2014 3:52:00 PM
My friends elsewhere call me Chicky after my original avatar - you have made my day :-) hugs as ever Jan xxx
Date: 5/28/2014 1:42:00 PM
Great write. Being half-British myself, I like understatement and dry aplomb. I think more correctly that butter is made from a milk extract--cream. Ricotta cheese is the best stuff though, as it is made from the high protein whey instead of the high fat cream.
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Date: 5/28/2014 2:20:00 PM
I just couldn't stop laughing when he showed me the wrapper Mark just think it's taking it a step to far lol. Hugs Jan xx
Date: 5/28/2014 10:00:00 AM
Hi Jan, This was so cute and so funny! I laughed really hard at this one:~)). (Smiling) It was a wonderful read my friend! Thank you for sharing this poem and laughter with us here. Love and Peace, Deborah
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/28/2014 11:06:00 AM
I do and try to inject humour into as many poems as I can - its just part of me as a person. Thanks for the lovely message glad it made you smile too. hugs as ever Jan xxx
Date: 5/28/2014 3:46:00 AM
Haha....what will they come up with next.... Love it Jan....hugs Tim
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 5/28/2014 6:40:00 AM
Tim he couldn't believe it - I came across the wrapper today so had to write this little ditty! hugs as ever Jan xxx