Kyle Schlicher

A Shortage Of White Bread - Poem by Kyle Schlicher

There is a shortage of white bread in America.
Too many other choices have led to this shortage.
We have wheat,
And other specialty breads.
Granted, we know white bread
Is not very good
For the well balanced
Healthy everyday diet.
However, America loves its white bread!
Many Americans want their white bread!
This country was founded
On the limited nutritional values
White bread afforded us.
America does not want to change.
We don't want bologna on multigrain.
If you don't like white bread
Then leave America!
And take all the other breads,
And other specialty breads,
With you as you depart
The land of the free! !
This is America
And we want our white bread!


Topic(s) of this poem: political

Comments about A Shortage Of White Bread by Kyle Schlicher

  • (12/31/2014 2:13:00 AM)

    Oh dear oh dear oh dear - taking it literally I get fed up when I cant find the simple things in the grocery store. Your poem made me laugh from that point of view. I have got food intolerances to lots of fruit and veg and spices.My veggie friends don't understand the necessity of a white bead ham sandwhich with properbutter from a cow.
    Change is inevitable, tiresome and and can knock your life sideways but can make life interesting if you embrace it realistically (with back bone and don't expect fair play is guaranteed) . Watch the flow- don't let it knock you off your feet but try building a few bridges. It'sa free for all in many bakeries today- Something to do with dough and competition which will have benefits for bakery controllers but not necessarily the bread kneading competitors. One or two breads may rise to success, many get knocked back again and again. The enemies are not the variousbreads but the methodologies of the bakery controllers. Land of the free for all can only have fairness and shared benefits from the system in which they live if all the breads white and pimpernickel unite and demand these things from bakery controllers. The bakery controllers may not like union bread. They would also have you believe in democracy but if you don't believe in santa claus you might be able to see through the divide and rule dictat within the recipe which is cooking about your ears.
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  • Bri Edwards (12/29/2014 10:17:00 PM)

    i just noticed the topic is political. i wonder how long topics have been shown after the poem. i don't remember ever seeing them displayed. political? hmmm? something like Europeans vs. other immigrants? ? it certainly had more meat to it than the two little poems i read before this one, and i don't refer to the baloney/balogna! bri :)

    you almost managed to make the poem look like the edge of a HUGE Skippy peanut butter sandwich (on white, of course) , with two HUGE bite marks. HELL! for that reason, among others, i'll send this to MyPoemList.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 2, 2014

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