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Bri Edwards

Veteran Poet - 3,842 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Southern Hospitality In Years Gone By? ..... [serious AND silly; RACIAL PREJUDICE; SHORT; a cautionary tale]

When I microwaved my FRIEND, it brought me to tears;
it also brought to me a sentence of ten hard years.
I would have gotten more time in the slammer, but....
I'm white, he was black, ....and we lived in Alabama.

No offense I mean to any members of another 'race'.
[That's just a cautionary message, to save my 'face'.]
If HE had microwaved ME, the tables would've been turned;
I'd have become a saint to the Klan, and he'd have been burned.

This silly AND serious, and totally made-up, tale....
was started in my head by a note from a PH gal.
'Mandolyn' is also silly. I had asked her if she had any other friend.
'Are they ok to put in the microwave? ' was the note she did send.

(July 28,2014)

Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Topic of this poem: discrimination

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part of the story is in the poem. even today in 'america' it is 'sad', but probably true, that 'justice' is not always equally distributed among the members of various economic, racial, religious, national-origin, and gender classes who are judged by a jury or just by a judge. this has been particularly true, from what i've heard, in some areas of the southern united states when 'blacks' aka african-americans are on trial for breaking the laws.

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  • Gold Star - 14,444 Points John Westlake (8/11/2014 6:15:00 PM)

    Racial prejudice is every where Bri. I hope that you never have eaten anyone who is human. Racism etc is normally a society problem and it sounds like it's pretty bad over there. Sadly true equality won't be here in my lifetime (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,765 Points Mandolyn ... (7/28/2014 9:20:00 PM)

    so are they ok to microwave on high for 30 minutes?
    (i wonder what the microwave would do after 30 minutes- microwave itself i presume- or assume-
    or induce labor or whatever) (Report) Reply

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