"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Eric Alders MPP November 19, 2013

The Unhappy Stove 

Here I sit all alone
Cold and abandoned 
Shoved off to the dump
It's really quite rotten

You've chosen another 
To roast your turkey-
Baking the dressing
I'm totally forgotten

All those years 
You depended on me
To make lump free gravys
And bake those perfect pies  

I miss the family and
The heart of your kitchen
Hearing clinks of forks
 And happy tummy-full sighs
Happy Thanksgiving !!
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  1. How brilliant of you to give a voice to a discarded stove. This makes me think of all the appliances I've discarded without thought after they've provided years of service.

  2. Oh no, poor old sad lost little stove, it's only the rust that makes you look so uninviting, really. Perhaps they'll reconsider and take you back for their basement stove! Cute little poem.

  3. This is perfect for Thanksgiving. I'm feeling sorry for that discarded stove.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hugs. ☺

  4. It's this kind of anthropomorphizing that makes it hard for me to get rid of stuff! An interesting view from the stove's point.

  5. I love this! It really makes me feel for the poor stove.

    Hope you had a great day. ☺

  6. Poor under-appreciated stove.

    A nicely-penned piece, Kathe!

    Thanks for playing M.M.P.P.
    (Psst! Get your friends to join in!)


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