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  Bitter Onions
by Patrick A Granfors
Monday, November 15, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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First cut pierces thin skin

Bloodless coup begins

Eyes water in response

The words cut again

Shallow syllables - narrow gage

Onomatopoeia – Click-clack-click-clack

Blade speak - cutting ever deeper

Attention diverts

Tears momentarily controlled

Proverbial heat continues to rise

The game has changed

Onomatopoeia returns - sizzle ensues

External forces stir the steamy participants

Infusing within each

That which was missing before

Caramelized perfection consummated

Sometimes bitter onions

Can make the sweetest soup

And a blade the tongue of deception






Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors



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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/17/2010
Don't make me cry... truly culinarily delightful.

Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 11/16/2010
I have cut many onions and your visual is fantastic! I could smell one beneath my fingertips. Love onions but not onion breath lol...Take care, ~Chessly
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/16/2010
You made it sound like a religious experience! Nice onions, Patrick!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/16/2010
well done
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/16/2010
Slurp, Slurp, Slurp - good soup needs many onions.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/15/2010
Interesting piece and yet I sense a double meaning to your prose...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 11/15/2010

Great poem about one of my fqavorite subjects: onions. I especially like the big Vidalia ones. I guess my attitude is comparable to that of Homer Simpson's about doughnuts...

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/15/2010
great stuff-well done and creative!
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 11/15/2010
so clever! ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 11/15/2010
I haven't cried like this since watching The Onion Field in 1979. I wonder why? A culinary masterpiece Patrick.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/15/2010
Better than bitter tears, very clever indeed! Bless Ya!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/15/2010
Very well done and clever too Patrick.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/15/2010
Onomatopoeia...hey I done learnt me a new word, now I got to learn to pronounce it...;-)
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/15/2010
This is a charmer! And I defy anyone who can find anything more delicious than onion rings or French onion soup...or a really good passionate fight with plenty of making up afterwards.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/15/2010
Very cleverly concocted, Patrick; I'd never have thought an onion could inspire poetry in such a fashion. Well done! Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/15/2010
Sounds like the Witch's Stew beat the Devil to the soup line! Chowder reasoning cause and effect can whip the reprobate under the Last Supper Table! A diversion of supposedly good deeds in another cover-up in the stew, Criers and Jealous skins peeled and diced, oh when will they exit the menu?

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