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Diet Coke

Sweet things don't always cloy. The rainbow comes and goes and lovely is the rose. But few drinks bring me joy and the taste I favor, that Splenda in the glass, that dance of bubbly gas. Ahhh...Diet Coke; savour. * Credit Wm Wordsworth's 'Intimations of Immortality' and Andrea Dietrich's 'A Favorite Soda.' Yes, I know; there's no Splenda in Diet Coke. So, poetic license I invoke.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 1/1/2012 10:42:00 PM
Good wording and rhyming in this witty piece. Coca-Cola did produce a brand of Diet Coke that contained Splenda. If it is no longer in the store, perhaps the company discontinued production.
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Date: 11/13/2011 5:37:00 PM
ok, i am so barfin' now but will admit to an addiction to diet coke twenty years ago. sweet things don't always cloy and cloying things aren't always sweet, namaste~N
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Date: 10/31/2011 12:47:00 PM
Enjoyed reading this but don't really enjoy Splenda in the glass..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Your presence at my poems is encouraging..Sara
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Date: 10/30/2011 1:10:00 AM
Just rereading it. Yes, I love that splenda in the glass line!!
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Date: 10/27/2011 2:41:00 PM
Welll...what is the sweetener in it then, YOU? ha ha. I was wondering who would chose DC....you are the one! I think it is still the number one diet drink. Fun to read your dance of bubbly gas, JOhn. Gwendolen
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Date: 10/25/2011 8:03:00 AM
LOL, witty piece, John
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Date: 10/25/2011 12:19:00 AM
Ahhhhh, refreshing!!! Glad you felt inspired to write of Diet Coke. (pepsi and Dr. Pepper are also great!) Sweet poem! (btw, what is YOUR idea of eroticism then? I think maybe only a woman understands its meaning. haha)
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