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SUMMER COOKING rain stops play

I Woke  this morning the sky was blue
Thought that I'd have a barbecue
I'll go to the shop and get some food
The Sun is shining, I'm in a good mood.

Now the guest list, who would I invite ?
Me on my own just wouldn't be right
Kim and Connie now they like  beer
They'll liven things up don't you fear.

Jan Allison, lin lane,I'll invite them too 
They can recite some limericks at my do
The beer will flow and so will the wine
Oh that reminds me I must invite line.

Illene, Caren, Haley and Pandita
Carol, Alexis, and of course Nina
Andrea , Eve Roper and Maureen McGreavy      
You're all welcome, just don't be greedy.

Sunshine Smile I'll invite her as well
Some tales of the Vikings she can tell.
I'll get some burgers and prime steak
If you don't eat meat, I'll get veggie bake.

Also Carolyn, Nette , Heidi and Susan 
Hang on !, you're all ladies I'll be the only man 
I'll be running round like a butler in the buff
After half an hour, I'll have had enough.

Now if your name you do not see
Don't be thinking, did he forget me
The names you see are to make it rhyme
You're welcome in my house anytime.

Change of plan, I'm sorry to be a pain
Just heard the forecast it's going to rain 
Sorry to let you down but I'll pour some beer
Raise my glass to you all and wish you good cheer.


Written on 27th June 2018.
For summer cooking contest sponsored by Kim Rodigues and judged on 19th July 2018.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/29/2018 5:17:00 PM
Tom, congratulations on your win in my contest with this delightful and fun write, enjoyed it a lot, well done !
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/30/2018 1:46:00 AM
Thank you very much DH, happy you enjoyed it, thank you for hosting. Tom
Date: 7/28/2018 1:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Such a fun bbq!! Both Susan's will get that invite lol. Enjoyed!
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Date: 7/28/2018 2:18:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan, happy you enjoyed it, how do you like your steak cooked ? Tom
Date: 7/27/2018 5:16:00 PM
Oh, shucks i wouldn't get to see you in the buff. Congratulations on your awesome win, Tom. This is awesome I truly enjoyed reading this well written poem with great guest. Hugs Eve
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/28/2018 1:28:00 AM
Thank you very much Eve, it would be great if it could ever take place, not sure of the 'buff' bit though lol. Tom
Date: 7/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Ah great fun to read this one again Tom, you’re definitely going to have to make it happen! (Although I might hide if Anne-Lise rocks up with a sheep’s head lol!)
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Date: 7/27/2018 3:09:00 AM
Thanks Nina,it would be a great get together indeed, maybe country by country. Lots of wine and poetry, Mmm I'll have a quiet word with Sunshine, no sheep's heads lol. Have a great weekend. Tom
Date: 7/13/2018 11:37:00 PM
How creative Tom! Loved it! I will be at the barbecue for sure! Good luck in the contest. This was such a great idea.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/14/2018 2:19:00 AM
Thanks Haley, you'd be more than welcome, let's hope the rain keeps off lol. Tom
Date: 7/9/2018 3:52:00 PM
Really well done, ain't you the charmer ;-) Mick
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Date: 7/9/2018 4:54:00 PM
Haha, thanks Mick, be great to have a big get together though. Tom.
Date: 7/9/2018 3:38:00 PM
....well I had better be invited to the next one Tom Cunningham! Lol kidding. This was a wonderful trip to take with you ;)
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FJ Thomas
Date: 7/9/2018 5:41:00 PM
Lol okay I'm happy now!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/9/2018 4:54:00 PM
Don't worry FJ you're on the VIP list. Just waiting for the rain to stop lol. Tom
Date: 7/2/2018 12:17:00 PM
Ingenious idea, well executed! This one was truly a lot of fun … And here's a glass raised toasting you, Tom Cunningham, the Bar-B-Q poet!! :) Gershon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/2/2018 12:30:00 PM
Cheers to you too Gershon, but wouldn't it be great to have a soup get together, I never say never. Tom
Date: 7/2/2018 2:22:00 AM
Ohhh, very disappointed that I don't see my name here Tom, but doesn't matter, I'm sure I told you that I was going to be away so you're excused Lol Next time when the suns out, I'll be there. Love your rhyme and best of luck in the contest....Maria hugs
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/2/2018 3:32:00 AM
I like my steak dead, definitely not alive and running off the plate ;) Thanks for the invite and as I said to you before, you are welcome here anytime Tom....Maria hugs
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/2/2018 2:26:00 AM
Thanks Maria, I blame my muse lol but seriously if you were ever down my way you'd be more than welcome, do you like red or white ? And how do you like your steak? Tom
Date: 7/1/2018 2:03:00 PM
- Many thanks for the invitation, Tom :))) - I eat meat so it's okay ... have you heard of "smalahåve" .... it is a delicacy in Norway ... a completely head of sheep roasted with ears, nose and eyes .... the eyes are said to be the best .... I have NEVER tasted it :))) - (A viking story you can get) - A really enjoyable poem :) - (I've been on vacation) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/1/2018 2:27:00 PM
- I have an apartment in Mamuthlar in Turkey - have not been there for 4 years - Now I was in Denmark :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/1/2018 2:10:00 PM
Thanks Sunshine, haven't heard of that dish, but ill try anything once, lol. Hope you had a lovely time, I'm still in Turkey, checking in when I can. Tom
Date: 7/1/2018 11:15:00 AM
i was in turkey last year; we could have had baklava, tom!.. huggs
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/1/2018 1:02:00 PM
Indeed we could have Nette, followed by a glass of raki. Which part did you go to ? Tom
Date: 7/1/2018 7:27:00 AM
I was really loving this when I started recognizing names, and I spotted my own! Wow! I am forever happy with this great poem. Nice Tom. Thank you!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/1/2018 7:43:00 AM
Thank you Caren, happy you liked it , but wouldn't it be great to have a big soup get-together . Tom
Date: 7/1/2018 1:21:00 AM
The only things that rhyme with 'Viv' are 'Spiv' and 'sieve', so I'm not surpised I couldn't make it to your barbecue, Tom. A fun write, good luck, and don't overcook yourself in Turkey. Regards, Viv
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/1/2018 7:15:00 AM
Thanks Viv,,,,, Guest of honour was our Viv/to tom a bottle of whiskey he did give/ your in. Greetings from a hot Turkey. Tom
Date: 6/29/2018 8:49:00 PM
AH!!! I am so glad to be included in the poem! I noticed my part was with being told not to be greedy. You must have known that I love to eat a lot at parties!!! VERy cute idea here.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/30/2018 9:18:00 AM
Haha, thanks Andrea, that's the trouble with parties, lots of nice goodies, bit of this ,bit of that lol. Glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 6/29/2018 9:01:00 AM
I'm sure the ladies of the Soup will take a 'rain cheque' lol...superbly done my friend...enjoyed reading...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 6/29/2018 10:18:00 AM
Thank you WW, happy you that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 6/29/2018 4:52:00 AM
Lovely dedication Tom, really made me smile and how great you included so many great poets in your poem...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/29/2018 7:37:00 AM
Thanks SO, I could have done with a few more stanzas, hope weather still good for you. I'm in Turkey frying in it phew. Tom.
Date: 6/28/2018 4:36:00 PM
Has not rained here for a long time! UK is full of sunny skies, no excuses Tom :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/29/2018 7:35:00 AM
Haha Yasmin, I've been rumbled. Tom.
Date: 6/28/2018 11:44:00 AM
A lovely fun read Tom. I love the storytelling within it too.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/28/2018 3:29:00 PM
Thank you very much George, glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 6/28/2018 9:52:00 AM
Cheers, Tom. A wonderful, fun poem and a fabulous tribute to the lovely ladies on PS. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/28/2018 3:28:00 PM
Thank you so much Teppo. Tom.
Date: 6/28/2018 7:55:00 AM
Tom, my friend you want all the ladies for yourself! What kind of a friend are you? Haha! Uplifting and entertaining rhyme but this is not a surprise at all for you have invited the cream of the crop! Loved it!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/28/2018 8:41:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, I was just getting around to inviting gentlemen for the event and of course you are top of the list, you know me I'm not greedy lol. Happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 6/28/2018 7:51:00 AM
Such a fun read, Tom! And such a fun guest list. Hopefully a better forecast will allow an encore !!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/28/2018 8:36:00 AM
Thank you Mike, It would certainly be an event to remember. Tom
Date: 6/28/2018 5:17:00 AM
Brilliant Tom, sounds like my kind of party, and my kind of poem thoroughly enjoyed, good luck in contest my friend. :))
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/28/2018 8:17:00 AM
Thank you Roy, Hopefully PS will pick up on the idea and have a convention in Las Vegas lol, start saving. Tom
Date: 6/28/2018 4:09:00 AM
Hi Tom, When I first started to read about a Barbecue, I thought to myself I hope I get and invite. I was pleased to see I was on the guest list. I must say I was thoroughly entertained with this hilarious write. Be sure to the check the weather forcast. It sounded like we all would have had a good time. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. PS, thanks for this wonderful dedication:-) Alexis
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/28/2018 8:14:00 AM
Haha glad you liked it Alexis , but wouldn't it be great if such an event could take place.Partying, poetry good food and wine and of course the sun. Tom
Date: 6/28/2018 1:21:00 AM
G'day Tom … now you've done it. You've opened a can of worms. The Ladies might be organizing a surprise landing. They don't take excuses too lightly - enjoyed - Lindsay
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Date: 6/28/2018 1:32:00 AM
Oops my joke may have backfired, I'd better get down the supermarket for real lol. Thanks Lindsay. Tom
Date: 6/27/2018 9:34:00 PM
Tom, this is a super write.. I have high hopes for you in the contest!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/28/2018 1:30:00 AM
Thank you Dave, love a bit of humour, it helps brighten our lives. Tom
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