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To Do List For An Egg- With Haiku Middle

Salt it
Pepper it with kisses
Assault it (but only when bad)
Throw it at an awful actor
Throw it away if it talks back
Believe in it like God and country
Pray to it for peace
Beat it.....Fry it.....Please it...Ease it into a pan
Speak to it in English (on a dish)
Boil or spoil it at your own risk
Roll it down a hill or mountain or under a bus for luck

     Haiku it like this in 5-7-5 syllabication

                 oval one fragile
          crack the morning open sun
                scramble to that end

Eat egg with toast, bacon, coffee and other friends
Toss one up for a lunar landing or farther off to Mars
Color it at Easter
Give it as a gift at Christmas
Refrigerate it when not in use
Put it in a cake with others to be baked
Souffle it if it looks French, (Never feed it to real men)
Serve it as it serves you
Put it on a shopping list to buy in 12 days
Purchase another one (They come in dozens)
Save the other 11 for a rainy day


*Authors Note: John Gray- PhD and writer says that Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. What might he say about the egg? We may never know. It is suggested it comes from the store or from the chicken...that is, if the egg did not come first.  (It is still delicious.)


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Date: 7/6/2018 10:47:00 PM
Earl, I loved every brilliant word!!
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Earl Schumacker
Date: 7/7/2018 9:02:00 AM
Hi Dave, Thank you so much. My son is very critical of my works and even he liked it. It was the first time I ever heard him say the word "clever" when referring to his dad and his dad's works. It was an enjoyable creation for me. I guess it shows. So glad you enjoyed it. Have a great day. Earl
Date: 7/6/2018 10:59:00 AM
You painted a picture in egg tempera!
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Date: 7/6/2018 3:00:00 PM
Hi Maureen, Glad you liked it. Yellow is not my favorite color but it is pretty nice. Oval is one of my favorite shapes given the proper slice of life and when seasoned with haiku. Have a great afternoon. Take care. Earl