Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Key to Happiness: Some Food for Thought

Today's challenge:
One randomly drawn prompt
and one randomly drawn paint chip.

The Key to Happiness: Some Food for Thought

You want everything to be plum perfect?
I'm here to tell you you're as likely to get a lemon
as you are a piece of cake.

You might be the big cheese,
and as cool as a cucumber,
but you'll still get your goose cooked now and then.

Take this with a grain of salt
or take this like candy from a baby --
the key to happiness is

not worth a hill of beans
unless the fruit of your labors 
is a bowl of cherries 
that you are willing 
to share.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019


  1. A tasty treat -- and accurate, too!

  2. The writer in me says: This poem is so clever! The eater in me says: May I get my goose cooked with extra crispy skin?

  3. Talk about a clever use of idioms! Wow, wow, wow! I love this! And especially the last stanza! Well done! Hope you are feeling better!

  4. A marvelous smile at the end of the day, Mary Lee. Ah, what paint chip names will bring.

  5. Ah, so fun to see where that plum perfect took you! And I do love your key to happiness, that bowl of cherries to share.

  6. Yes! And the sharing is key! I really like this one, and all the various reminders of the way we use food metaphors.

  7. Amen! Fun to read and wise to ponder. x


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