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Ruin

Laughter and ruin tells the story,
                                    
of our first family dinner.
  
Married just six short months,
                                         
my parents are coming for a visit.
                                   
I loved cooking,
                                                             
what should I make?
                                                     
Everyone loves steak,
                                                   
steak is what I will make.
                                               
A salad~mashed potatoes~rolls and a veggie,
                 
I will make.
                                                                   
I cooked and cleaned all day,
                           
waiting for my parents to arrive.
                                     
I was tired and exhausted,
                                             
then the doorbell rang.
                                                   
There stood my parents,
                                               
the six months melted away.
                                         
Hugs and kisses were flying,
                           
come on in and sit down.
                                               
Off to the kitchen to serve up the food,
                           
hot off the stove and oven.
                           
We sat down to eat, 
                                                     
steak can't be cut.
                                                         
Dad said~I thought we were having steak,
                     
this is shoe leather.
                                                       
Before a tear was shed,
                                                 
my new husband said~it is OK.
                                       
How could I ruin the steaks,
                                           
everyone said~it was the meat.
                       
We went laughing all the way to the restaurant,
               
that night we learned what shoe leather tastes like.
         
Yuk....... Yuk..........
 
Date Written:10/5/2021
   
3 Place
 
Ruin
                                                                             
''R'' Contest, New or Old Poetry Contest
                           
Sponsored by: Constance La France

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Date: 10/26/2021 10:04:00 AM
Oh dear Paula! My heart goes out to you! The first time I tried making a special dinner as a newlywed I burned the Brussels sprouts! Couldn't get the smell out of the apartment for days! Congratulations on your delightful win. At least your poem was a winner! Blessings.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/29/2021 9:54:00 AM
Thank You, for your note and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have this win. Glad you enjoyed this Ruin write. Some memories last forever. Have a blessed autumn day...................
Date: 10/8/2021 7:49:00 AM
A wonderful story/poem Paula, I remember the first meal I did for my in-laws, was it successful, definitely not. Congratulations on your win in Constance’s contest… Belle
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/8/2021 12:32:00 PM
Thank You, for your note and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have this win. Glad you like this write. Old Memories are the best. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/7/2021 3:28:00 PM
Love steak, I'll pass on it being tough as old boots though lol, Many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/8/2021 12:31:00 PM
Thank You, for your note and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have this win. Glad you love steak and this write. I like meat but not steak anymore. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/7/2021 2:10:00 PM
Back to say congratulations on your well-deserved win, Paula. Blessings
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/8/2021 12:29:00 PM
Thank You, for your note and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have this win. Glad you came back to see this fun write. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/7/2021 11:21:00 AM
Congrats Paula on your win. Lovely poem --everyone had a laugh. That's what matters--not the steak.
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/8/2021 12:13:00 PM
Thank You, for your note and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have this win. Glad you like this fun write. We are still laughing about this dinner. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/7/2021 11:00:00 AM
Haha... thoroughly enjoyed reading this dear Paula... you have great humour sense... Congrats on your win dear friend... Hugs... ~ Ani
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/8/2021 12:12:00 PM
Thank You, for your note and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have this win. Glad you enjoyed this steak write. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/7/2021 9:29:00 AM
Loved this fun poem, Paula, about newly- weds, new cooks and family gatherings. Really enjoyed the story! Hugs and blessings ~ Mala
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/8/2021 12:10:00 PM
Thank You, for your note. It is an honor to have this wonderful win. Glad you like this steak dinner write. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/7/2021 8:17:00 AM
Paula, congratulations on your win in my "R" contest with your poem ~ love and serenity _Constance
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/7/2021 8:47:00 AM
Thank You, for your note and for your congratulations. It is an honor to have this wonderful win in your "R" contest. I loved writing this from old memories. Glad you like this fun steak dinner write. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/6/2021 2:50:00 PM
Fine write Paula, a fine tale well told with good expression too. Blessings always,Gordon
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/7/2021 8:43:00 AM
Thank You, for your note. Glad you like this tale about our steak dinner. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/6/2021 3:10:00 AM
Such a personal thing Paula,how folk ike their steak
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/6/2021 9:16:00 AM
Thank You, for your note. So True. Shoe leather is not one on the list for most people. Tastes like, Yuk. Glad you like this fun steak write. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/5/2021 11:12:00 PM
Feeling hungry, I could eat shoe leather at the moment, but will settle for toast...Delice
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/6/2021 9:13:00 AM
Thank You, for your note. Your toast would be much better. Shoe leather tastes like, Yuk. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/5/2021 7:20:00 PM
Oh my. The poem had me wanting that steak so much , until the end. Great one. :)
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Paula Goldsmith
Date: 10/6/2021 9:11:00 AM
Thank You, for your note. Sorry no steak here to eat. Glad you like this one. Have a blessed day...................
Date: 10/5/2021 4:20:00 PM
A wonderfully written poem, Paula, with great wording and stunning imagery, things happen, but there is humor in your lines. I wish you luck with the contest.
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