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  Eating Brussel Sprouts
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Never liked them. Never will.

We cannot force

Some things I think

Poetic words

A horse to drink

A love to last

A smile that’s real

A broken heart

That needs to heal

A friendship true

A child’s path

 Inner happiness

An honest laugh

The sun to shine

How clouds arrange

We cannot force

Some things to change







Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors


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Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 6/11/2010
A puppy to behave. . .:0) e
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/4/2010
I think of them as little cabbages... Still can't stand cooked rutabaga.


Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 6/3/2010
I don't like them either. Great rhyme scheme Patrick. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/3/2010
Nope and a brussel sprout will forever taste like one, no matter how you season it!! It's flavor is strong, I love it but many can't stand it.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/3/2010
Well written.....I do like them !
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/3/2010
I remember them foundly, the only food at a time for a very hungry kid eaten on the run from the German shepherd field police, eaten raw, no chocolade, no mayo, no force, in time I came to love them even just smothered in butter.
This does not take away from your excellent expression of a bit of wisdom, written on the run from Brussel sprouts I bet.
Peace Brother! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/3/2010
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/3/2010
You've managed to bring my childhood nightmares back about Brussel Sprout Headed Monsters from Outer Space. Every time my mother served those hideous things, she'd make me sit at the table until I ate them - I often sat at that old kitchen table all night - I couldn't even get the dogs to help me out!
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe 6/3/2010
I like this a lot, well written.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/2/2010
Me neither, Patrick. Nicely done write my friend.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/2/2010
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/2/2010
Good point regards not having things forced upon us...I wanted to write something in this regard, specifically about those that push religion on others, and while I am more religious than I was in the not so distant past, I still don't like others forcing the issue or ramming it down my throat as it were...sorry for the short rant, but this type of thing about this issue vexes me big time & you wrote exactly what I wanted to say about my issue..e
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/2/2010
I think this is an amazing piece, disguised in simplicity but very profound. And for the record, I absolutely love brussel sprouts, I'm insane about them grilled, and you'd like them if you coated them in chocolate with some jalopeno! (Just my personal secret recipe)
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/2/2010
Naturally. Charles Darwin did not force his views on the giant Galapagos turtle to grow into the wonderful endangered species it is today, it evolved from Evolution naturally. I love brussel sprouts, this mini cabbage sprinkled with melted mozzarella cheese, but I doubt if I'd eat turtle soup...

Reviewed by D Johnson 6/2/2010
I did not think anyone ate those really gross little turds. In case you can't tell, I can't stand the stuff to.

Reviewed by Carin Spirit 6/2/2010
Brussel Sprouts taste much better than they smell. Plug your nose and try one dipped in mayo, yummm. Love the poem.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/2/2010
Know what, my friend? I loved your poem but, alas, as you, I can live very well without Brussel Sprouts.

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