Friday, January 23, 2015

Poetry Friday -- Potato Chips


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What do potato chips know?
     You can't resist us.
     There's power in crispness.
     Grease is delicious.

What do potato chips know?
     Our stay is brief.
     Life needs treats.
     Occasionally, salty conquers sweet.

©Mary Lee Hahn 2015




This is my first attempt at a Deeper Wisdom poem, a challenge given by Joyce Sidman. I'm trying to write a more serious one. Really, I am. But this will have to do for now. 

Tara has the Poetry Friday Roundup at A Teaching Life.




27 comments:

  1. Love the rhyming words in stanza 1. Resist us and delicious -- perfect!

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  2. Love the rhyming words in stanza 1. Resist us and delicious -- perfect!

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  3. Ha ha, Mary Lee - oh, you're a salty one. And clever. Thanks for some crunch to start the day.

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  4. I agree, Mary Lee! "Life needs treats." You're making me hungry!

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  5. Hah! Love this! "Our stay is brief." :D Thanks for the salty chuckle, Mary Lee!

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  6. Perfect, Mary Lee! Just the right crunch to this. :)

    Hate to be nitpicky, but although the intent may be the same, it's actually called a Deeper Wisdom poem, not a Higher Power poem. Also, since you didn't send this to me directly, I just want to make sure I have your permission to post on TLD...?

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    1. Tee-Hee! Funny how the brain works! Noted and edited. And yes, you have permission!

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  7. Oh, these vowels are tasty! And it's so true - even with my sweet tooth, sometimes salty wins. Delicious!

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  8. I started a diet and these are not on it. I miss them terribly. Love the salty conquers sweet!

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  9. Ha! It's an ode to potato chips. :) Love it. Have you tried those chocolate covered Lays? Sweet AND salty. Yummmm. xo

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  10. Beautiful wisdom, Mary Lee. The potato chip companies would rejoice.

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  11. Potato chips are my weakness. I never buy them, because I'm so weak. This poem speaks to me. ;-)

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  12. IS there really ANY "Deeper Wisdom" than that?! You nailed it, Mary Lee!

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  13. "Life needs treats" -- yes! Love having a light-hearted bit of deeper wisdom.

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  14. Happy Friday, everyone!

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  15. Hoorah for what potato chips know! This is great, Mary Lee.

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  16. Hah! Thanks for the delicious smile.

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  17. This is wonderful, Mary Lee. I'm hungry now!

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  18. I love all the i sounds in the first stanza and the ee sounds in the second. This is fun to read aloud!

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  19. That is a mouth-watering poem, and I adore the wisdom of "salty conquers sweet"

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  20. Love this ... and you!

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  21. Love this - and pretty sure the chips know all this and more. They hide in my pantry, calling and laughing at me when I say I can resist.

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  22. Perfect! Wisdom at its crunchiest.

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  23. Mary Lee, I agree with Kerri's witty statement. The poem was "tasteful"-especially the lines, "You can't resist us.
    There's power in crispness." Deeper Wisdom, indeed!

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  24. Wow - the potato chip really knows the key to my heart! Can't stop at just one... =)

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  25. "There's power is crispness." :)

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  26. I wanted to grab a bag of chips...so crunchy, so delicious.

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