Marilyn Lott

(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

A buffet to Remember


It was a buffet to remember
With a lovely Hawaiian theme
Food so fresh and flavorful
It was truly a food critic’s dream

Shrimp so sweet and tasty
Dipping sauce perfectly mixed
The platters were so beautiful
With everything that was fixed

A pig cooked to perfection
We couldn’t wait to eat
So much food to put on our plate
Hard to carry it to our seat

The perfect way to celebrate
Harold’s 100th birthday
Grabbed our plate and filled it up
It was just like a holiday!

Submitted: Sunday, August 24, 2008

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  • Rookie - 89 Points Sandra Martyres (5/17/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    Such a lovely simple write Marilyn...Harold's 100th Birthday merited such a super celebratory buffet... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 89 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (5/12/2009 11:12:00 PM)

    Nicely composed buffet with nice ending.
    'It was just like a holiday! ' nice imagery is used, love it.
    10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Ravi A (4/21/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    The last line gives the required punch. I appreciate your simple language. Our poets are yet to know that poetry can also mean such a simple, straight and well framed stanzas. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Ron Flowers (9/4/2008 7:59:00 AM)

    Sounds like a delightful get together, Marilyn. I enjoyed reading it.

    have a good day
    Ron (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points R B (8/29/2008 2:32:00 AM)

    sounds like Harald and everyone had a good time. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (8/28/2008 6:01:00 PM)

    yeahhhhhhh..........holiday we are.feel like holiday when i read your piece.the attraction is always there marilyn.great job. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Ahmad Shiddiqi (8/27/2008 6:47:00 PM)

    nice! I like the words, The perfect way to celebrate. keep writing! could you read my poems too? thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Thad Wilk (8/24/2008 8:32:00 PM)

    Ahh, going Hawaiian wow! Bet Harold loved it! Hope you didn't make him
    carry (his own plate) Marilyn, Kidding! *10*!
    Best wishes,
    Friend Thad (Report) Reply

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