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A Nearly Perfect Afterschool Treat

We just had to locate that piece of lemon zest

By Barb DukemanPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
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A Nearly Perfect Afterschool Treat
Photo by Evan Reimer on Unsplash

Around the corner Autumn brings it chill;

The trip to school I’m bundled up in coats.

With leaves of red and orange up the hill

I slowly trudged to class to take my notes.

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At noon I opened up my paper sack

Consisting of a sandwich and some chips.

Daydreaming of returning to a snack

My nana made that played up my lips.

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A pudding rice from Italy she cooked

Delicious and from scratch she made each day

A creamy treat with sweetness – I was hooked!

The end of school I ran home straight away.

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The only thing disheartening my zeal

Was biting on that damnèd lemon peel.

SonnethumorFamily
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About the Creator

Barb Dukeman

After 32 years of teaching high school English, I've started writing again and loving every minute of it. I enjoy bringing ideas to life and the concept of leaving behind a legacy.

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  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Lovely! And what a charming final couplet!! Great work, Barb!

  • Ward Norcutt2 months ago

    I do so love a sonnet. Nice job, Barb. Good ol' rice pudding - almost made my list. happy writing.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Fantastic family snack!!! Loved it!!!

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