What A Dish Is A Man!

What A Dish Is A Man! short poem

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Take fifty quarts of water
(no mention of beer),
three pounds of calcium (well
that’s what I hear).

Four ounces of sugar – that’s sweet enough
24 pounds of carbon – an estimate, rough.
Season with salt: two ounces will do –
patience my friend, we’re nearly all through.

Several bowls full of chlorine (enough for a pool)
a good helping of sulphur (a flea-ridding tool…)
Give or take a few other ‘things’
and ladies beware…

As Shakespeare said:
You may have a man who is selfish: a weed,
ÓR ‘Infinite in faculty,’ ‘admirable,’
OR a ‘jealous louse,’ a ‘bumbling fool..’.

To save more confusion and the gnashing of teeth
may I just add it is general belief,
that the recipe given applies also to you…
‘What a dish is a woman!’
Man’s confused too!

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Greetings! I am, mentally, a forty year old octogenarian...Wife of a gem of a husband and mother of three beloved grown sons. I love life in all its forms, and happiest when studying art (eclectic) listening to music, being at one with nature, NOT singing (sounds like caterwauling...) appreciate other voices; while reading and - my passion - writing. Evacuee in WW11, half Welsh (mother). Hooked on writing and reading since I started school. Wrote modest school play and silly poems. In Adulthood had many articles,letters and poems published (several in anthologies) and ran a Poetry Club in the UK. Two factual books published in the 1980s. Since retirement to Spain, have had three more books published: a Memoir MY GENTLE WAR, as biographer HURRICANE HALSEY, and my first faction novel THE CATALYST. Two further books are almost ready to be published. I am a group leader for a Creative Writing class for the U3A in Torrevieja,Spain, and a member of WordPlay, having written many short stories for their anthologies. I have received a few prizes for my poetry and a first for a short story in Spain. Thank you for publishing my poem. Good luck with your site. Onwards and upwards...Best wishes Joy Lennick
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Bill Peeler
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Very witty. Good job.

Preeti
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The human concoction is indeed confusing! Liked your poem!

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