I took up the challenge this year to make a blog post every day. At first, it sounded like an easy task, but I soon discovered it more challenging than I ever imagined. For part of the year-long adventure, I explored different styles of poetry. I decided to revisit many of these styles in November. NaNoWriMo takes up most of my time during this month. Plus, the weather turns cold, making it hard to go on an adventure unless Rooster and I decide to visit our baby chick in New York City. Sometimes I get a hunger for the road. Christmas is right around the corner. I wrote this Proverbial poem because revenge really isn’t my style. I called it A Delicious Dish.
A Delicious Dish
“Revenge is a dish best served cold” originated with the French in the 1800s. The French knew a lot about cooking, and apparently, they specialized in revenge.
A Delicious Dish
I bet you don’t even remember my name
The lady you flattened and defamed.
The weird woman working in the cage
Earning a little over minimum wage
Cannon fodder in the invisible war
A necessary evil, rotten to the core
Offend no one while bringing in the cash
These days flogging is considered rash
Bring in a profit but create no offense
Ignorance was my only defense
Women are useless after a certain age
I may have grown older, but I was still the same.
What I lack in power I make up in common sense
It is never wise to underestimate
Someone you’ve managed to frustrate
There is a proverb I’ve been told
Stating revenge is a dish best served cold
Years from now, you’ll have not a thought of me
But it would be wise to remember you made an enemy
You won’t see it coming, I must confess
Because the sweetest revenge is my success.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
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