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Wiener Water Soup
by Bonnie M Torrente

Thursday, March 03, 2005
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~ Wiener Water Soup ~


Nineteen-forty-five, the depression lingered on,
The bread line wandered down the street for miles.
The word "depression" fit the situation very well,
Not one person in that bread line wore a smile.

I’d sit and watch the line of people passing by,
While playing with my siblings on our stoop,
Thinking how, when food was scarce at our house,
Our Mom would make us wiener water soup.

She boiled wieners in a pot, but not to eat for supper,
They were cooked with beans another day.
Alphabet macaroni, in broth would make our meal,
Our Mom disguised our hardship as child’s play.

A spelling bee together, family eating soup and bread,
Hot and steamy broth with shapes and loops.
Sitting round the table, finding words inside our bowl,
Of Mom’s delicious wiener water soup.


Copyright©2005 BONNIE TORRENTE

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Reviewed by John Hutchinson 3/5/2005
Brings back memories luv-well done!
Reviewed by jude forese 3/4/2005
i'm sure the alphabet soup spelled out the word "love" ...
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/4/2005
so sweet and inspirational keeping the light and spirits up smiles guaranteed to smile Thank You This is really nice that's the neatest and bestest Mom.
Love Tracey xo
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/4/2005
As Sue says a happy family makes things
easier and I know that to be true. I
think when things were simpler we were
happier. Now life seems to be complicated
and my kids (all grown) are struggling just
to get by even though they make pretty good
money. What has happened? Well I have many
theories but not to get political, I'll refrain.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/4/2005
she sounds like a wonderful mother, bonnie. i missed the depression by a couple of years but things were tough when we were little and a happy family sure makes it easier
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/4/2005
sounds delicious! wonderful nostalgic write, bonnie! very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 3/4/2005
Bonnie, yes, my wife's mother made her family wiener soup. They sort of teased her about it, but only later when times were better, much better. A really good poem, thanks.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/3/2005
A wonderful lesson. Great job.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/3/2005
I thought I was poor
Great write ... Bonnie

William ....Peace
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/3/2005
You have a very smart mother :-) Thanks for this sharing.

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