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Foresight Is Hindsight or A Bowl of Fantasy
by Paul Berube

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All the town stood up in arms,
To quench the thirst of five alarms.
This blazing treat was given me,
Handed down, by legacy.

Louisianna, extra hot,
A cajun mixture, hits the spot.
I've never lost that recipe,
That blew-up daddy's factory.

Never stand behind the man,
Who holds pop's chili in his hand.
Not unless the wind is right,
Doing so may end your night.

Once I sat beneath a tree,
To eat a bowl of fantasy.
Spicy hot, this pepper sauce,
It shot right out my a**, of course.

Here's a secret you may know.
Eat lots of bread to quench the flow.
A trick to any flaming stew,
Is keep a definite end in view.

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Reviewed by Louise Bohmer (Reader)
I had a good chuckle when I read this. :) I must say I respect your ability to rhyme so fluidly! I have always struggled with that aspect of poetry.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This was great Paul, very funny and true!

Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
Paul, I hope you don't mind but I printed this out to give my sons. When they were young they used to have contests to see who could eat the "hottest" anything. this brought back some fond memories.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
I rememeber once I ate a stew like that and I was in bed for a week afterward,I was ssssoooooooooooo sick.
This poem is hilarious! I loved it!
Thanks for making me laugh.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
Paul this is brilliant work my friend!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Spicy hot, this pepper sauce,
It shot right out my a**, of course. becomes the 'South wind' quite easily..LOL!!!!

great write..thoroughly enjoyed it!! ty

Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya a lot...wonderful write!!!
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
This is so funny...after Tinka's mice
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Paul you exploded the den with this wisdom!;-) Great write!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Hahahaah Outstanding work "blew" me away.....LOL>....floria
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Glad the mouse did not visit..hehehehhe!!


Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw)
And we all learn this, the hard way... ha... too funny....
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
You have without a doubt set my afternoon about just right! Oh my this is to funny and precious with real true human wisdom to just idley pass by. I am still laughing my a.. off at this one you funny poet man! ;O)
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
'Once I sat beneath a tree,
To eat a bowl of fantasy.
Spicy hot, this pepper sauce,
It shot right out my a**, of course."
this was a fantasic poem

Reviewed by Trixie Love
Hi Paul,
Thanks for the laugh..hehehe
Just what the doctor ordered... :)

Trixie :)
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
Cute write! I laughed my head off!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Put you hands to your back and back away 10 yards. Face foreward. Now stand there while I throw bread in your direction. Great write :-)
Reviewed by A PAX
I love spicy food!!! this is adorable, got me smiling!!!
ty for the bread advise...learn something ne wevery day!
Reviewed by Christine Morell
Loved this humorous poem, Paul. Extremely well done.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"Foresight Is Hindsight or A Bowl of Fantasy" is a wise advice in an oustanding composition.

Keep writing, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi Bendavi
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Paul, Most folks thinks that if chili and stew doesn't burn the hair off your tongue it isn't good,,looks to me like those next morning affects would detour their thinking but so far it never has! Great write Paul! Lisa
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
I have never eaten a bowl of chili that was too hot for my taste, but this was some spicy fun, Thanks Paul.
Reviewed by john zimmerman

a testamonial to an old family recipe
cleverly crafted

good write


ps pass the bread!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Oh my Gosh!!! Paul!! Thank you for a hot laugh. The rhyme and flow are great also.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Humor with a BANG!! are a funny man. Thanks for this mornings grin!
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