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Originally published: 22nd December 2020

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This poem was placed 8th in Brian Strand's "COMPLETELY YOUR CHOICE" (40) Poetry Contest.


Flying Saucers, Flake, Bar Six Country Style, Gobstoppers, Twix. Toffee Crisp and Dairy Crunch Grand Seville and Milky Lunch. Arrow Bars and Sherbert Dabs Caramac and Lucky Bags. Crunchie, Topic, Fudge, Milk Tray Milky Bar and Milky Way. ‘99’ Flake ice cream cones. Zooms and Fabs and Toblerones. Golden Cup, Fruit Flavoured Rocks (The secret of) The Black Magic Box. Floral Gums and Cherry Lips. Olde English Spangles, Walnut Whips. Kinder toys encased in plastic Necklace sweets linked on elastic. Bazooka Joes and Liquorice pipes, Lollipops with swirly stripes. Orange Maids and Funny Faces, Mint Cracknel and long red laces. Toffee Bon Bons, Drumsticks, Rolos Amazin’ Raisin, Aztec, Mojos. Jelly Babies, Jelly Tots Milk Gums, Munchies, Mars, Pear Drops. Sherbert strawberries, sherbert lemons Sweets that taste like watermelons. Marshmallows, false teeth, candy floss The mysterious chewing gum flavour loss. Peanut Brittle, Prize, Ice Breaker Dolly Mixtures, Old Jamaica. Kop Kops, Wine Gums, Laughs and Treets Jap Desserts and whistling sweets. Fishermen's Friends and Hacks and Zubes Pineapple Chunks and Cola Cubes, Barley Sugar, Pontefract Cakes White chocolate mice and jelly snakes. Toffee Logs, Refreshers, Pacers Cinder Toffee, Fruit Gums, Waifers. Swizzles, Polos, Daims (or Dimes?) After Eights and Chocolate Limes. This ‘Pick and Mix’ is yours to share With all sweet lovers everywhere.

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Date: 1/16/2021 10:11:00 AM
Delicious words. Totally enjoyed
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/16/2021 10:34:00 AM
Thank you Lonna. I wasnt sure it would make for a good poem but I've been made to eat my words :)
Date: 12/31/2020 8:14:00 AM
Holy sweet shops! Gary. This is a masterpiece of a menu, with enough comfort treats to lift a tragic symphony of sadness. Skilled rhymes and rhythms. Wish I’d written it.
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Date: 12/31/2020 8:47:00 AM
Thanks Geoffrey..this is the third of a 'trilogy' (he says rather pretentiously) of poems that I have written in a similar vein. The others are 'Jukebox' and 'The TV Times'. I was thinking of writing a similar type of poem including names of poets at PS but I haven't got round to it ..and not sure that I will. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 12/22/2020 3:04:00 PM
You bring back lots of childhood sweet memories in this beauty Gary, the cause of all my fillings, just keeps giving, great poem, merry Christmas cheers David
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/22/2020 3:20:00 PM
Thank you David and Merry Christmas to you too. :) Yep, I too am still paying for my love of the sweet things courtesy of the dentist drill. :)
Date: 12/22/2020 8:52:00 AM
I love this! A fave! Jolly good! Merry Christmas!
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Gary Radice
Date: 12/22/2020 9:02:00 AM
..And a very merry Christmas to you too Kim :) Thank you! - Gary