Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 9,521 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Southern Hospitality In Years Gone By? ..... [serious And Silly; Racial Prejudice; Short; A Cautionary Tale] - Poem by Bri Edwards

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)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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.

Comments about Southern Hospitality In Years Gone By? ..... [serious And Silly; Racial Prejudice; Short; A Cautionary Tale] by Bri Edwards

  • Gold Star - 15,576 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

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 Points Eugene Levich (8/1/2014 2:11:00 PM)

    Y'all done hit the nail on the head, pardner! Funny... and unfortunately very true! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,088 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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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 29, 2014


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