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I ate a magic sandwich for a snack

A poem of gratitude for my Mum

By Salomé SaffiriPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in Snacktime Sonata Challenge

-How hungry are you?

-Hungry as a LION!

-What will the lion eat? Would ask my Mum

To be so hungry - must be terrifying...

- I'll eat a Zebra, please,

That tastes like bubble gum!

-How hungry are you?

-Hungry as a giant!

- A GIANT!? That is so bizarre!

-And as a very, VERY hungry giant,

I'll eat a very VERY shiny star!

-How hungry are you?

-Hungry as a snail!

-Now that's a question!

How do snails snack?

-I'll eat a tiiiiiny crumb

Because the snail

Has tiiiiiny mouth

And only needs a peck.

-How hungry are you?

-Hungry as a couch!

- Dear god!

Mum would sit down and stare in shock.

I'll gobble up the cat with cushioned mouth

Some pocket change and possibly a sock!

-I made a sandwich. It's a magic sandwich...

Mum looked around, then secretively smiled:

-I made a sandwich. It's a magic sandwich-

A magic sandwich for my magic child.

-How did you know!? I'm magically hungry!

I'll eat the sandwich, mum, because you see,

My favorite sandwich - is so full of magic

Because it's made ESPECIALLY for me!

With love for my Mom, who has ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS encouraged the imagination and the sense of wonder in me.

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About the Creator

Salomé Saffiri

Writing - is my purpose. I feel elated when my thoughts assume shapes, and turn into Timberwolves, running through the snowbound planes of fresh paper, leaving the black ink of their paw prints behind.

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  • Joe O’Connorabout a month ago

    I love how this is framed from a child’s mind, and the patient understanding of a mother Salomé. I also like how vivid the different sandwiches are! The imaginations of children really are something🤗

  • Wooohooooo congratulations on your win! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    Love the whimsy and playful nature of this piece. Magic indeed! Congratulations on your placement in the challenge! Richly deserved.

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Amazing poem! I loved everything about it! Congrats, Salome.

  • Omgggg, that picture of the magical sandwich is soooo tempting! Loved your poem!

  • D.K. Shepard3 months ago

    Fantastic! So full of childlike wonder and whimsy!

  • John Cox3 months ago

    This is a wonderful, delightful, magical sandwich of a poem. Not a word out of place. I happily grinned the whole way through! Great work!

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