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This was inspired - if that is not too grand a word - by my work potluck this past Friday - who hasn't faced "the last cookie" dilemma?

Poor last cookie, alone on the plate No one partook, no one ate Not for lack of flavor, this I know Having already sampled its sweet morsels Only one, is it wrong to steal a bite From someone who's tempered their appetite? Could I conceive of anyone so flip As to decline the temptation of chocolate chip? Must I do a stranger a favor And step aside so they may savor The succulence of the final taste Or grab it now, in greed and haste? The debate is settled by my mother's standards Whose inner voice insists I show good manners.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/2/2018 6:30:00 PM
Love this! How true! Congratulations, Michelle!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/3/2018 12:35:00 AM
Thanks, Kim-
Date: 12/2/2018 6:16:00 PM
I enjoyed every last morsel of this scrumptious poem, Michelle. A wonderful write. Congratulations on your wonderful first place win. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/3/2018 12:36:00 AM
Thank you so much for your kind words, Susan!
Date: 12/2/2018 4:36:00 PM
Layered, clever and fun write. Who among us can withstand the alure of the lonely chocolate chip? One of life's unanswerables for sure. Congrats.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/3/2018 12:37:00 AM
Thanks for your visit and comment, Greg!
Date: 12/1/2018 11:03:00 PM
A wonderful well written poem, Michelle, congratulations on your 1st place win.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/3/2018 12:37:00 AM
Thank you, Eve!
Date: 12/1/2018 11:20:00 AM
- Many beautiful and deeply moving poems for this contest ... congratulations on your win, Michelle :) - hugs & happy weekend // Anne-Lise :)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/3/2018 12:40:00 AM
Thanks, Anne-Lise!
Date: 12/1/2018 10:43:00 AM
Brilliant take on the contest, my mother was the same.... Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/3/2018 12:41:00 AM
Thanks for placing me in your contest, Silent One!
Date: 11/29/2018 11:29:00 PM
I love this topic - the last cookie is a dilemma most of us have faced and, like you, I would normally do the polite thing, but you said chocolate chip and I would HAVE TO eat it. This is cute and darn applicable to life! A joy to read. All the best ... CayCay
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 12/3/2018 12:42:00 AM
Yes, I have faced this dilemma more than once, thanks for commenting!
Date: 6/2/2018 3:33:00 PM
I'm liking this poem Michelle. I would be anxiously awaiting the go ahead, I think! Sometimes good poems can come out of thin air, or........one cookie!!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 6/24/2018 5:50:00 PM
Thanks as always for your fun comments!
Date: 5/11/2018 2:09:00 PM
Your poem sure made me smile, i love choc chip cookies especially home made ones. It's not just the last cookie left on a plate , if you go to a party you will find a last lonely sausage, sausage roll, bit of quiche etc etc - it may be polite to not have the last one ... but I hate waste and sometimes I just can't resist clearing the plate lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/13/2018 10:07:00 AM
Yes I sometimes think its better to eat the last one so the host/hostess doesn't feel bad!
Date: 5/9/2018 8:42:00 PM
This one is so cute, I could pinch its cheeks!...(But not the cookie. I'm the one who left it, of course!). Enjoyable read, Michelle, and so true. It really resonates. ~ Gershon
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/11/2018 9:13:00 AM
Thanks, it's funny how something so trivial could inspire me to write a poem about it! - appreciate your kind words, as always!
Date: 5/9/2018 8:31:00 AM
Ha. I would have eaten it. Especially if nobody was around to see. A very interesting poem!!! I love this kind of cookie!!
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/11/2018 9:14:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea - I love chocolate chip too!
Date: 5/8/2018 10:42:00 AM
And you are right; often the last cookie is pitched, because of all of the mothers who are silently standing on their children's shoulders, invisible, and yet still QUITE there.
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 PM
Yes, someone has to eat it!
Date: 5/7/2018 4:36:00 PM
Oh, I would grab and not let it sit so the plate could be washed :) ,but that is me ... Love the theme of your write.. Hugs
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/8/2018 12:01:00 PM
Well we must all sacrifice for the greater good (whispers "greater good") - thanks for your comment, Eve!
Date: 5/7/2018 1:49:00 PM
You have more self-restraint than I possess because I would have already stuffed that cookie into my mouth! I enjoyed this light-hearted piece! well done, Michelle! Hugs. Pandita
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/7/2018 4:03:00 PM
Thank you, Pandita - and I came thisclose to eating it!
Date: 5/7/2018 12:35:00 PM
This is a great rhyme ! Well done :)
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Michelle Faulkner
Date: 5/7/2018 4:03:00 PM
Much appreciate your kind words as always, Heidi!