Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 48,706 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

You Needn'T Switch Your Cookies - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

You needn't switch your cookies.
To offer them to someone else...
With a giving to me of a preferred substitute.
Your cookies are good...
But they have not seduced.

I was the first to taste the flavor to savor them.
Now you believe the chocolate in your cookies,
You can addict somebody else with to lick...
As you sit back to enjoy the doing.
Who came to turn up the heat in your oven?

My sensitive tongue is unlike any other!
And this you will discover...
When you realize this and come to your senses.
Only I supplied the ingredients you used,
To make your cookies taste as good as they do.

You needn't switch your cookies on me,
To offer them to someone else.
The whipping done on these you give,
With the added spice has been overdone.
And not as good to my tongue as the other ones.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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