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Po-Tay-Toes

A Regal Tuber

By S. A. CrawfordPublished 6 months ago Updated 6 months ago 1 min read
Runner-Up in Extraterrestrial Challenge
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*A quick note for those who may not know 'tatties' or 'tatty' is the Scots word for potatoes/a potato

Let me tell you, new friend,

about the humble tattie.

Though it doesn't look like much,

one bite will make you happy.

In every human city,

people young and old,

have forgone the fine and pretty,

for a tuber worth its weight in gold.

Though born in the Andes,

this humble little root,

has fed paupers, fools, and dandies,

as they crossed the world on foot.

As you walk the earth, looking on in awe and wonder,

I hope you'll never overlook the treasures held down under.

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About the Creator

S. A. Crawford

Writer, reader, life-long student - being brave and finally taking the plunge by publishing some articles and fiction pieces.

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  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    Aw, well done! Nice to see a fellow Scot placing in this challenge, using some good old Scottish words. Loved this a lot, SA! Congratulations

  • Veronica Coldiron4 months ago

    LOVE it!! Tatty rule. This is a great tribute to something grown by the earth that has provided sustenance for so many. Congratulations!

  • Caroline Jane4 months ago

    I just saw you placed in the Extraterrestrial challenge as I seeing a comment on my potato soup story. There's some serendipity at play there! Congratulations. This is delightful, fun, and true!!! Gotta live a spud or tattie!! ❤️

  • Alison McBain4 months ago

    Great poem!

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Very nicely done. Congrats

  • Well done

  • D. D. Lee6 months ago

    I don’t say this lightly, this is amazingly perfect! I truly hope you win!

  • Addison M6 months ago

    Well done! Haha this was great.

  • Babs Iverson6 months ago

    Cleverly written!!! Love it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Such a staple and versatile food!!! It must be from the war times.. it’s literally in our genes to love potatoes 🙈😁 great take on the challenge! X

  • Ariel Joseph6 months ago

    This was amazing! I don't know what I'm having for dinner tonight yet, but I have a feeling it's now going to include potatoes 🥔

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