Thursday, September 1, 2011

Krispy Kreme Jam


Evelyn from Filling a Hole is the jam maker this week & has asked us to write a funny poem. I have other poems that I think are actually funnier, but this memory makes me laugh every time I think about it, & I’ve never written a poem about it. I decided it was high time I did. It might be one of those “you had to be there” things, but I don’t care. Ha! If you want to read other, probably funnier, poems, go here.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

It’s midnight and I’m
sitting in the back seat
holding on for dear life.
“Hey Mom – I’m not too
sure this is a good idea!”
But Lucy & Ethel just
laugh maniacally as we
career through those
dark Charlotte streets
making illegal U-turns
in our quest for the coda
of our concert experience.
I’ll take a half dozen
chocolate covered
kreme filled please
and eat them all by myself
in that back seat cocoon,
ignoring the further
traffic law defying
antics of Lucy and Ethel.
I’m humming Islands in the Stream
and wondering if that cute
lead singer for Sawyer Brown
is really as short as he looks.

Sue and Mom

[Note: My mom & her best friend were absolutely hilarious to hang out with – they truly were Lucy & Ethel to me. I used to go to concerts & shopping with them in Charlotte NC, about an hour from our home. Each trip was a total blast, and always ended with swinging by the doughnut shop on the way home. The fact that you couldn’t really get there without making several illegal u-turns was no impediment to my mother.]

15 comments:

  1. Great post!!! Why DO they put those Krispy Creme places where only illegal turns will get you there?

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  2. Your poem is beyond funny ... and sweet ... like those Krispy Kremes!

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  3. Aww... sounds like great fun. I LOVE Krispy Kreme. We had one here for awhile, but not anymore. Now I look forward to seeking them out in bigger cities.

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  4. Hehe. I think my mom and your mom would get along well! They sound fun. Also, my mom named her car Ethel. LOL.

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  5. I love Krispy Kreme and I love how you can make me feel like I am in that backseat with you.

    Such a talented poet!

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  6. My God the health and safety gurus would be down on you like a ton of bricks these days! Sounds great fun. Glad you got it down for posterity.

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  7. I can feel the craziness! Ah, Krispy Kreme -- that Southern staple!

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  8. i am there in the back seat enjoying the scene and the moment. lovely, sweet write:)

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  9. I love this photo. I see a bit of that death-defying, law-defying tilt of the jaw in your mom that I see in you!

    And Krispy Kremes are SOOOO worth it.

    Great poem!

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  10. I looked up a picture of a Krispy Creme and Christ in a sidecar they look fabulous! I think I need a hot chocolate now.

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  11. I agree with Peter, Dana. I'm glad you captured this quirky moment in time, and it's a sweet little poem.
    Hercules’ butt

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  12. hey i been away in charlotte...and we def hit a krispy kreme...mmm....

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  13. That's my mother, and our neighbor, Mill. Just add beer and cigarettes.

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  14. Brilliant post! Love it.

    http://jackedwardspoetry.blogspot.com/2011/09/brothers.html

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