Bowl Of Peas

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Here are my little men

Keen to seal their fate

Here are my little men

Near jumping off the plate

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They woke from icy slumber

With dreams of something more

Pulses with an impulse

A pulse that pumped for more.

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The pan it was a calling

Calling out their name

The steam puffed out its messages

It drove them near insane.

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They jumped into the water

Like lemmings on the run

They cheered as currents took them

Took them every one.

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Mother, sisters, cousins, friends

Excited by their imminent ends

Brothers, fathers, neighbours, friends

Rejoicing at their imminent ends.

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Here are my little men

Keen to seal their fate

Here are my little men

Near jumping off the plate

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They jostle with each other

Swollen with green pride

They brag to one another

Keen to get inside

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Mothers kiss their daughters

Husbands kiss their wives

Kamikaze pulses

Dreaming of sharp knives.

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The ritual knob of butter

Melts and slides between

My masochistic little men

All dressed in brightest green

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Mother, sisters, cousins, friends

Excited by their imminent ends

Brothers, fathers, neighbours, friends

Rejoicing at their imminent ends.

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Here are my little men

Keen to seal their fate

Here are my little men

Near jumping off the plate

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They talk of peas before them

Peas bold and brave and strong

Who popped from pod a’ fighting

Who joined the battle throng.

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They dream of making legends

Living on in word

They dream of being hero’s

Names that all have heard

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Fork by fork they’re taken

Their hearts are all a flutter

And now the bowl stands empty

All but a smear of butter.

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5 Responses to “Bowl Of Peas”

  1. I’m going to look at cooking in a whole new way from now!

  2. Oh, I loved this. Great fun and it flowed beautifully.

  3. Very cool! Almost song-like! I love how the second stanza rolls around on the tongue!

  4. That’s really sweet and creepy.

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