Thursday, November 22, 2012

Canned pumpkin pie filling (Happy Thanksgiving)

'turkey w/ a flatulence problem' by cole

That $1.67 & a tin coated can
hinder me from he-
ading home,
no end in sight, spea-
ks to tradition, driving in circle-
s, back road short cuts, avoidin-
g holiday traffic.
i listen to Cohen, gi-
ve right of way, as needed,
it's, not cold e-
nough to keep the window up, gramma waitin-
g with an empty pie crust.

Hope you are having a wonderful thanksgiving. Spent yesterday shopping for gramma and had the hardest time trying to find the pumpkin pie filling...and she just listed out other stores to try. Smiles.

Over at dVerse poets, we are writing Thanksgiving acrostics to celebrate the holiday. Sam will open the doors at 3 PM, after you are well into a tryptophan coma, or maybe just waking up.

Ironically G, its in 55 words as well.

76 comments:

Mary said...

One

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Brian. I am going to have to do a grocery run this morning yet. One more guest coming to the meal. Sigh. Enjoy your day.

manicddaily said...

Hi Brian - hope you found it! I am lucky in that my daughters do all the cooking. And you know in New York - we shop online!!!!!! Crazy. It doesn't quite feel the same, but on the other hand --well -- doesn't bother me either! Have a great day!

k.

manicddaily said...

ps - lovely poem and 55.
k.

ladyfi said...

Enjoy a taste of that pie! Have a wonderful day.

manicddaily said...

PS _ I really love the drawing btw. Tell Cody! (Okay, there are no elephants in it, but other than that.) k.

JANU said...

Hmmm...have started making early visits here. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Nice 55.

lori mcclure said...

Lol, the things we do for grandma :) Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family, fellow ragamuffin :)

Laurie Kolp said...

I bought my pumpkin pie filling last week just to be on the safe side... had to go to grocery store yesterday anyway, what a traffic jam in the baking aisle. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Brian!

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds like you had to go round and round
For the pie crust to be found haha
Must have been quite the task
But you have to do what grandma does ask haha
Happy thanksgiving to you
Don't eat yourself blue

Grace said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ~

Nice drawing of Cole as well ~

Daniel said...

Lovely. You must complete your mission.

Gail said...

Well done.

I love the not so hidden word. Happy Thanksgiving.

RMP said...

I've been on that run before; always next to impossible to find a can. Happy Thanksgiving!

Gloria said...

Happy Thanksgiving Brian:)

Dave King said...

Have a great Thanksgiving. Neat poem. Me like.

Pat said...

Nothing like running out of ingredients the day before a big holiday, then having to fight the crowds in the stores AND the streets! Love the drawings - it made me laugh! Have a wonderful holiday!

hedgewitch said...

Grammas are particular. Love the Cole pic, too. Happy Turkey Day, bri, to you and yours.

Maggie May said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Love the picture.
maggie X

Nuts in May

Valerie said...

Grammas are worth running around for. One of these days I will, I WILL, try pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving, Brian.

Love Cole's picture.

rosaria williams said...

Ah, the rush for that last ingredient! I had similar thoughts this morning too. Happy holidays.

Geraldine said...

Happy Thanksgiving Brian, I hope you and your family have a great day!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Enjoy a wonderful day with your family today!

Claudia said...

you know...if you really wanna learn about someone's character, send him out on a holiday through crowded supermarkets and crazy traffic and make him get you a tin of pumpkin pie filling..the knight will stay cool, give right of way, as needed, probably listens to some cool music with the windows down...and return with a smile..she knew you would make it...lovely snapshot bri...smiles

Grandmother said...

I turned my brain upside down to try and do the acrostic and laughed when I read yours- of course, whatever works. Happiness to you and your family and yes, I'm thankful for you.

Alice Audrey said...

Filling and not just the punkin? That's cheating. :) I've got plenty of canned punkin, but my family insists on pecan pie instead.

kaykuala said...

To Brian and the rest of the gang. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Have fun! We rejoice together even though we don't celebrate it in our part of the world. May be some do but within confines of their homes. Nice write, Brian!

Hank

Semaphore said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Brian! I am thankful for the warmth, the friendship, the camaraderie, and of course, the poetry! Enjoy the thime with those who matter the most... And leave some room for pie!

Daydreamertoo said...

Loved this.
Happy Thanksgiving. Nothing worse than a full turkey with a flatulence problem.. LOL
Great drawing tell Cole.
Enjoy the day with your family :)

Tracie Skarbo said...

Wonderful artist you have in the family... my son and I giggled at the caption! Grocery shopping is never fun at the best of times, (those when you have the store mostly to yourself and there is no line to pay for items), I am so glad you survived and your family will be enjoying grammas pie! Happy Thanksgiving!

Bossy Betty said...

LOVE the picture! Hope and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Victoria said...

Love it...clever way to accomplish the acrostic objective, too. Happy Thanksgiving, Brian and family.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Hi Brian, and excellent piece as usual. Always a pleasure to read your work..

ayala said...

Nice..I love Cole's art work. Happy Thanksgiving again. :)

Tara Miller said...

Wow, you did good! ....And you survived the crowds while hunting for something that doesn't exist. hee hee. Mix, my love.

tera said...

Ha ha! Turkey farts!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
=^..^=

Susan Daniels said...

:) Happy Thanksgiving, Brian--love the search for canned pumpkin...

Myrna R. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Brian. I feel sorry for that turkey with gastric problems. Hubby and I are sort of celebrating the day sans turkey (we're vegetarian) but next week we celebrate with my daughter. Guess any day is okay to give thanks.

Sabio Lantz said...

laughing uproariously ! Nice
Happy Turkey Day

Orange UaPoet said...

ok, I can't stand it anymore…I gotta get me some pumpkin pie…I've held off as long as I can…your poem did me in.

signed...bkm said...

Pumpkin is my favorite. Best to you and family.. Bkm

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

"he-
ading home,
no end in sight, spea-
ks to tradition, driving in circle-
s, back road short cuts, avoidin-
g holiday traffic..."


Hi! Brian...
HappyThanks-giving!
To You,Your Family and Readers...too!
I enjoyed reading your poem as you described your search for a can Of pumpkin pie filling...with
"window up, gramma waitin-
g with an empty pie crust.


[Note: Thanks, for sharing the image..."'turkey w/ a flatulence problem' by cole"
LOL...Sorry!]
deedee :)

Betsy Brock said...

Ah, gramma...bless her heart. Or should I say bless your heart for running the errand!? haha.

Happy Thanksgiving, Brian. Hope you're happily in a turkey coma by now. ha.

G-Man said...

Yeah Ironic...Hehehehehe
You could buy one at Kroger for 3.99!!
You could always make sweet potato pie Son...
Loved your sold-out 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Holiday Week-End

Kim said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Feeling blessed to have this poetry venue, definitely blessed. Thanks.

seasideauthor said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. What a cute story. Thanks.

Katherine Krige said...

What?! Gramma doesn't use fresh, roasted pumpkin for her pie? And you are telling the blogosphere that!

tut, tut, tut, Santa might not be happy with you for sharing her secrets. Better be a good boy for the next month my friend.

:D

wordcoaster said...

Perfect acrostic
In describing
Everyday events
!

my heart's love songs said...

we MUST have pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey Day!

SilverGardenia said...

Hope you found the pumpkin. Great poem. Happy Thanksgiving.

Cressida de Nova said...

I have never tried pumpkin or pecan pie or jelly and peanut butter sandwiches.
Caesar salad and chocolate brownies are the only American cuisine on my menu.Happy Thanksgiving Brian!

farawayinthesunshine said...

Hoping you are enjoying the celebration :-)

RD said...

turkey poots !!!!! HA

Hope you had a great family day B

Peace

Akelamalu said...

Well I hope you were able to get the pie filling for Grandma and I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving. x

Teresa said...

Tradition is worth all the effort. I'm sure the pie was wonderful! I haven't done canned pumpkin in years. Fresh from the garden pumpkin, goat's milk and my girls' eggs. Can't get better than that!

Lorraine said...

i kinda feel like ww3 this morning lol Happy Thanksgiving...

Marie Nicole said...

Not sure what I love more - the drawing or how you cut your words up. Did you ever find the filling? I'm sure you did and made your gramma proud...

Joanna Jenkins said...

I sure hope you found some cuz It's not thanksgiving without pumpkin pie! sorry you had to fight the grocery stores-- They can be worse than Black Friday shoppers!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the leftovers!

Luke Prater said...

You sure got the acrostic in. Before I knew that's what you were doing, I was wondering at all the enjambment and severe, hyphenated line-breaks. Some people choose that style to write in regularly, sans acrostic... post post modernist experimentalists, I guess.. breaking up the reader's flow consciously for some aesthetic/anti-aesthetic effect. I think it look pretty interesting. Just an exercise?

adan said...

if it's gramma's pie, it's gotta be "that" ingredient, or it won't be the same ;-) and looks like you're totally up to it brian ;-)

and hey, your boy's pic & caption are an eye (and nose) catcher ;-)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Love the picture!

Glenn Buttkus said...

Really enjoyed this, and def relate to listening to Cohen while driving. Leave it to you to find a unique way to use the Acrostics, and still not blur the Miller magic; excellent piece, sir.

Raajii said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You have a wonderful blog here - I'd be sure to come back :-)

jane hewey said...

nice! the empty pie crust reminded me I have another one in the fridge waiting. and I gotta show the turkey to my seven year old! have a great thanksgiving weekend, Brian.

sage said...

I trust you had a great Thanksgiving. This wasn't a good year up here for pumpkins.

Vicki Lane said...

Love the thought of grandma waiting or the filling -- empty piecrust in hand.

Sheila said...

love the drawing. you cheated on the acrostic. haha

LadyCat said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Love the turkey pic!

Fred Rutherford said...

great acrostic Brian. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving

She Writes said...

:) I was like what's up with the way these lines are broken up? I figured out it was an acrostic and I was so proud of myself hahaha :). I LOVE the artwork. Pie filling and turkey art are those humble highlights of the day!

Annmarie Pipa said...

my husband and kids most dreaded chore is when I send them out with a shopping list...
happy belated Thanksgiving..blessings to you and your family.

A Cuban In London said...

Happy Thanksgiving (belatedly)!

Greetings from London.

Rachel Hoyt said...

Hehe. Fun poem! Love the picture. :) I hope you had a great thanksgiving! I was thankful for all your comments on my blog. :)

Emille said...

I like this turkey!!

Lydia said...

Dang, I would have loved that prompt..... Oh well, yours was great and the turkey artwork is spectacular!

Syd said...

I'm glad that you had a good one, man. I'm sure Grandma's pie was worth it.