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WHAT DIDN'T KILL US - MY MOTHER IN LAW'S COOKING

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I endured burnt offerings at the table - A meal ‘cooked’ by my mother in law If I hadn’t been married her lovely son I’d have walked straight out of the door! I heaved at every charred mouthful Smiled, and said the meal was ‘divine’ She told me she’d had cookery lessons But her food was only fit to feed swine! Is my poem just a fairy story Or is it a clever allegory? What Doesn’t Kill Us Contest Sponsored by Laura Loo 74 words 02~24~17

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Date: 3/12/2017 9:19:00 AM
Very funny, Jan:) congratulations on your win, Jan:)
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Date: 3/11/2017 9:25:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on your win ~* Hugs Eve
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Date: 3/11/2017 8:06:00 AM
Congrats. on third placing Jan. Love the humourous ones.
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Date: 3/10/2017 11:22:00 AM
Jan, you are great at putting a light hearted humorous spin on a theme that can be interpreted as dark. Congrats on your win. Truth or fiction?
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/11/2017 5:08:00 AM
I will let you come to your own conclusion regarding the interpretation of the poem lol lets say my hubby burst out laughing when I read it to him:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 3/10/2017 9:19:00 AM
lol! awesome Jan! Reminds me on my mil :) thank you and congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 3/11/2017 5:08:00 AM
Oh gosh Laura there can't be another one like she was lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/26/2017 10:59:00 PM
I imagine the truth is somewhere in-between. ; ) maybe well to one side, though, mind you.... : O
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Date: 2/27/2017 4:47:00 AM
Am keeping quiet on this one Doug lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/26/2017 10:08:00 PM
Very good :) I still don't understand what she is asking for so I might not write one... Hugs
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Date: 2/27/2017 4:46:00 AM
I wasn't sure Eve just let my pen flow:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/25/2017 2:49:00 PM
How funny and clever, Jan! Good luck in the contest...hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 2/25/2017 3:59:00 PM
I had fun with this contest Rhonda lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/25/2017 8:58:00 AM
A poet with a great sense of humour! An enjoyable read! GL !
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Date: 2/25/2017 9:10:00 AM
Thanks Sushma I try and use humour whenever possible:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/25/2017 7:14:00 AM
You learned to ignore "well done"//in order to marry her son//An occasional look//inside a cookbook//and his heart via stomach you've won. (I notice you didn't mark this one as "fiction.":-) huggerdoodles and home fries ~ j
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Date: 2/25/2017 8:10:00 AM
ha ha ha I left it open to imagination if this is real or not lol -lets just say my hubby laughed out loud when I read my creation to him:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/25/2017 5:08:00 AM
Funny, a burnt offering is something straight out of the Old Testament. So, indeed you are talking about making a "sacrifice." I vote for allegory. Great job. You are just too amusing.
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Date: 2/25/2017 8:12:00 AM
Sacrifice was the word for it Duke lol - I wonder how many people suffer for love lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/25/2017 4:23:00 AM
- My mother in law an accomplished chef .... - She makes too much food .... no one will go home hungry - You, made me laugh of "your mother in law" - Luck in the contest, Jan - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/25/2017 8:13:00 AM
I won't say if its fact or fiction but my hubby laughed out loud when i read it to him:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 2/25/2017 1:11:00 AM
A very unique perspective, written with great wit as only you do so very very well :-) Thank you for the laugh Jan :-) My best to you in the contest. blessings, lynn
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Date: 2/25/2017 8:18:00 AM
I had to go for humour as I struggled to find something serious for the quote :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 7:50:00 PM
Oh Jan, you found an awesome way to do this contest. I hope I can think of something so humorous as this!!
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Date: 2/25/2017 8:22:00 AM
I hope Luloo likes it lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 5:04:00 PM
This is funny Jan and tastefully done. :) Imagine going to meet the in-laws for the first time and this is your experience. Hopefully you are not expected to take leftovers home with you. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 2/25/2017 8:25:00 AM
We didn't visit often lol - am not saying if its true or not about her cooking :-) hugs jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 4:58:00 PM
Another gem for your book. So funny! A Fav!
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Date: 2/25/2017 8:26:00 AM
Thanks as ever Armand:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 4:56:00 PM
What we all endure for family and to save face. I enjoyed the playful entry. Your words and title should truly meet the contest rules. Good luck with the contest. Well done
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Date: 2/24/2017 4:56:00 PM
I had fun with the theme - the poem is somewhat tongue in cheek ... I will say nothing of my MIL she was cremated some years ago now :-) hugs jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 4:47:00 PM
lol...mine couldn't boil water without starting the kitchen on fire.
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Date: 2/24/2017 4:48:00 PM
ha ha ha Tim:-) It's a somewhat tongue in cheek poem but I couldn't resist going for humour:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 4:32:00 PM
Oh love this cheeky post..And who doesnt have at least one complaint about the mother in law..?Guess its only natural..Lol :)..Loved this sweet Jan.
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Date: 2/24/2017 4:38:00 PM
I had fun with this theme Charma - won't say anything about my M I L ... but she got cremated some years ago!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 4:19:00 PM
I was just trying to get started on this one. This is so good. A little tongue in cheek?
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Date: 2/24/2017 4:30:00 PM
Just a little lol:-):-) hugs jan xx
Date: 2/24/2017 4:15:00 PM
That made me laugh! She must be using the smoke alarm as her oven timer. Good luck in the comp. with that.
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Date: 2/24/2017 4:17:00 PM
It may or may not be fiction hee hee hee but she is long gone now - and she got cremated! :-) thanks for being the first to comment:-) hugs Jan xx