Shelf Life

Today Is National Fruit Cake Day!! (run….)

Shelf Life
by Michael Romani

Raise a glass of eggnog in good cheer
Blessed by this holiday time of year
But what do we do about this one gift
One that creates sometimes the biggest rift...

Down through the ages
As agreed on by the sages
There is a food so regrettable
That it is agreed as reject-able

Tasting at least better than rubber
The sight of fruitcake makes us shudder
Sent out to so many at Christmas time
It is the ultimate sentence without crime

In a recipe little changed since Roman days
Overly sweet it could be improved many ways
That would add to its unique... taste
And that would love leave it going to waste

It's a passionate style; served with a smile
But disgustingly easy to revile
Two cups of fruit and nuts are used to fill
With and undertone of brandy we cannot conceal

Grandma's bit of mayhem and guilty pleasure
That she insists we treat as though a treasure
With a poke in the ribs, a forced smile appears
We'll just pretend we're blessed by this sculptured cheer

(c) December 27, 2019  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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