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First impression: A nicely written comedic poem that is relatable, full of imagery and easy to read. This poem allows its' readers to reminisce about their own potlucks and the humerous pitfalls they can bring. You know the stories behind the food, what food to pretend to like even though you know it leaves something to be desired. No matter the reason for the gathering, the food alone brings the family together and allows the comraderie and sense of family to make the gathering that much more special. The rhyming element of this poem was also well done. I didn't have any problems maintaining the rhythm.
What I think needs a second look: Nothing. I thought this was a nicely written poem that was a fun to read.
My favorite part: It was very hard to choose my favorite stanza. So, I decided to choose two.
Cousin Mary, she made the gravy,
Her specialty from the Navy,
Was blue like the ocean,
Her own secret potion,
When stirred, it was quite wavy.
And I provided the bread,
It baked while I was in bed,
Okay, it wasn’t homemade,
To get it, I dearly paid,
The baker, I'd have to wed.
Final thoughts: I really enjoyed this poem. It brought back many memories for me. I loved the format and felt that the rhyme scheme chosen served this poem very well.
This concludes my review. Thank you for allowing me the pleasure of reading and reviewing your work. I enjoyed the read. I wish you continued success with your writing and in life. Write on, read on, rate on! Taryn