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A Sister’s Soliloquy
The temptation was too strong A magnetic force which controlled my body...My very soulChocolate to any five-year-old is at the very leastIrresistibleBut this went beyond craving, for I lived for the"Reese’s Peanut ButtercupWithin my mommy's freezer it satCalling me, like an angel beckoning the deadIt's faint voice shivering with the coldness of HellI had to help itIt was the only humane thing to doI had to save it by warming it in my bellySo there I was devouring my only true loveThat's when I heard that voiceA voice that invokes love and painThe voice of my big brother SeanThe owner of the Reese’sI thought he would be angry with me for eating his candyBut all he did was laughIt was then, to my horror that I learnedThe awful truthHe had put it in the freezer to preserve itTo the store it must be returnedFor when he had initially bought it...He found ‘twas home to a worm
Copyright © 1992 Sean P. Pratt, all rights reserved
The Origin Story: This is a true story. Many years ago, when my sister was very little, I had bought myself a Reese's Peanut Buttercup. I purchased it at Cavicchi's, a local family-owned store. When I opened the candy bar I found a very large white worm on it. I immediately placed it in my freezer so I could present the offending vermin to the store clerk the next day. When I went to retrieve the candy from the freezer it was gone. I asked everyone if they saw my candy bar. My sister sheepishly admitted that she ate it. I laughed right at her and told her about the worm. Years later she had to write a poem for school about a real-life experience. She chose this very subject and asked me to read her work. Puffing my chest out I told her, "this is how you write a poem" and proceeded to write the saga above. We all had a big laugh when I read it out loud and it became a family jewel ever since.