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                                                We always fall

                                                We fell
                                                                in love
                                                                with each other.
And later, when
You fell
                out of love
                with me
(and fell
                under her spell)
                                                                                I fell
                                                                                                from the pedestal
                                                                                                you'd put me on.
                                                                                I fell
                                                                                                from cloud n

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Asparagus ofinicalis.

A vegetable that was once savoured
by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
       Good for them.

It's my first time; and I'm apprehensive.

Four small trees sit on my plate.
They're awaiting their crown
of ghee and mashed egg.

They sit there; menacing.
Taunting me, waiting for my reaction.

The condiments are passed around.
It's my turn next.

Mission: Garnish said vegetable.
Ghee; drizzled. Egg; smothered.
Task executed.

The drinks have been toasted,
good health was wished for all.

Cutlery is gently knocked
against our plates as
we prepare for the meal.

Dinner has begun.
I'll start with them and
get it over as quick as possible.

My fork penetrates the thick green skin
of the stalk.
I take my first cut.

My Father tuts.
No, no! I'm doing it all wrong!

Did he expect me to take lessons before we sat down?

He instructs me;
start from the end and
work your way up to the head.
That way, the taste gets better.

It was obvious by now, that I wasn't an asparagus eater by nature.

He nods; go on, try.

I'm not convinced but
I decide to proceed correctly.

Only because I don't want an audience while I eat.

I can hear them s      ing on the plate.
She can't even cut us up properly!

Oh shut up.

My parents look up, bewildered.
   I shake my head.
They go back to their conversation.

At Christmas you laughed at me from your dish.
Said I couldn't handle you.
I'll show you.


There's a piece on my fork now.
Well I wasn't going to snort it up.

The stainless steel fork
glints in my face.
With a reflection of green and yellow and white.

I never knew we had such shiny cutlery.

Oh bugger it.
Ghee's dropped onto my shirt.
A napkin; waved in my direction.

A muttering of thanks.

The asparagus are in fits now.
They can't believe I managed to do that.

I'm thoroughly annoyed by now.

In it goes.
Like an aeroplane.

Out comes the fork.
Bare in all it's shiny glory.

It's in my mouth now.

The jaw clamps.
And bitter juices spurt through my mouth.
Shaking my taste buds
and making them scream for the egg.

Up and down. Up and down.

It's gone.
I've survived.

Three more left.

And they all tasted really good.
This is not meant to be taken seriously, people. I wrote it for fun; something to cheer me up.

Actually, Neui suggested it in my last journal comment. She challenged me; I have delivered.

It was really fun to write; you can complain all you want about it - it doesn't matter to me.

As always; comments are much appreciated. Just be light-hearted about it!
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Neui Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh goodness... It's been ages. I can't even remember how I replied to this, although I'm sure back then I had trouble reading it (I had major issues with focus, so it was a pain reading things others wrote). Anyhow, you did do an excellent job with this miss Togey. I hope all is well with you ^_^
realthe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Writer
Lol it's a bit late *about two years late* but I just love this poem! Great job!
pentogram Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Thank you so much for the comment and the :+fav: !
realthe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Writer
no problems! :D
katiezgreatie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Asparagus. -Sigh of content.- I loved this, hehe. :) I also love asparagus! Infact, there's a big bundle in the fridge waiting for me to cook it up, and stuff it down my throat. :D You must try how we cook it.. my mom did this once and I love it.. she put some.. lemon-flavoured feta in it, and sauteed em. have them like that all the time now, heh. /rambling. Anyway, i was making an asparagus charm out of sculpey and i looked on DA for a reference, came upon this. I'll fave when i get on the computer. My phone is lacking that link. hehe. :D
pentogram Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Asparagus is delicious, I agree. Your recipe sounds tasty too, I'll be sure to try it out. (=

Thank you for the comment and the :+fav: =)
katiezgreatie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome.. :)
And I actually messed up said recipe, there's a bunch of spices and other things in it. :P Heh.
MahouTragicQueen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
I love the description.
pentogram Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Thank you so much. (=
skaterChick469 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
lol :+fav:
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