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Chinese Food Tonight
by Jennifer Butler

Sunday, April 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For all of the arts and creative geniuses, for they are not the one's who cause me anguish.



As though things haven't been bad enough,

the dishwasher recently choked on stuff.

But fast to the rescue my husband has run

with movies for all sorts of couch potato fun.


Chinese food with all of it's savory sauces,

sweet and spicy and absent all bosses.

Double each portion, a cookie's magic lesson

And every one satisfied without dreadful ration.


As though it hadn't been enough for one day

in a straw-breaking-back sort of difficult way,

my husband took pride in mowing the lawn

and trimmed all the bushes himself for the fun.


And befitting a next to perfection park,

who's grass is a soft emerald green,

I envy and hope that my grass may fit in

with the lawn of a perfect lawn dream.


And may it be just as perfect as theirs,

though we don't have the landscaping team,

I continue to say or contend in this way,

that their lawn is much greener than anyone's green. 


As though it weren't enough for today

drowning in dishes and laundry per say,

until I surrendered, enough is enough,

to see why Mel Gibson's no sugary fluff,


but is not allowed by all of us

to use his wonderful, creative genius.

For the making of such a great piece of art

is the work of a genius of a god off the chart,


A place where a lesser man passes and nods.

as being not permitted free speech, though a god,

some saying that God is everywhere,

or praying that God might lend them an ear.



Here I am.  Praise God.








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Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 4/21/2008
I really enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/21/2008
Awwww, so sweet and full of truths. We do our own lawn too. Robert mows, I do the edging and we split the difference on trimming all the hedges. How's that for team work, yet most of my neighbors all have landscapers come in and I do believe our lawn looks just as good as theirs. My dishwasher died about a year ago, yet to be replaced so guess who does all the dishes?? Laudry, well even though I do most of it, he does do the laundry on the weekend and we do not have a clothes dryer either so all wet clothes get hung on a line in the laudry room. There, how's that for upscale living??? Hmmm, Chinese food? Have not had any in years and I love it, no Chinese restaurants worth anything around here, too bad too....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Frances Seymour 4/21/2008
Reminds me of someone I know very well--all work and no play...
Eat, drink and be merry! Praise the Lord! Blessings...Frances
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 4/20/2008
"Here I am"! I'm glad. Great thoughts you've written.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/20/2008
You are blessed. Even out of disaster comes good things! Wonderful reminder that God's still in control! Very well penned, Jennifer; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/20/2008
Counting blessings - and Chinese food to boot - praise God! Love Chinese, and this write. Y'all have had a busy day!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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