a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Friday, January 23, 2015

An Ode To Dr Pepper

dVerse~Poets Pub is having a party.  All forms welcome, build 'em up, break 'em down.

Ode To Dr Pepper

It wouldn't be a day
your sweetness
in my mouth
you fill me
i rejoice
the tickle
on my tongue
tells me
i am alive
i bow
at your aluminum
or plastic
days of glass
are gone
but you're always
the one
who cools my brow
and makes me
come alive
on a sultry day
no other pop will do
i am insanely

Breaking The Ode

Dr Pepper
you are my downfall
keeping me fat
i can't live with out you
no solution to that
you rot my teeth
you break my bank
caffeine addition
i have you to thank

After reading a few, I think I blew the directions.  Oh, well,  If this were opposite day it would've worked.


Claudia said...

ha - i first had to look up what dr. pepper is.. smiles
there are def. drinks and food that are just so good even though we know they're not esp. good for the health....ha.. often it's the dose that makes the big difference..smiles

Anonymous said...

Pros and cons ah there's always a flip side isn't there?

Sandra said...

LOVE the ode at he end. and i like Doc Pepper to. we don't drink sodas and have not since 07 when bob had heart surgery. but i do love a pepper, love root beer to.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That one's my favorite! We don't buy it though for just that reason.

Anonymous said...

Amen, sister. (I'm drinking one right now, fighting back a migraine.)

Country Gal said...

I tryed Dr pepper years ago as it is here in Canada but never required a taste for it and I don't drink soda or pop as we call it cause it upsets my tummy ! Good post though , Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Björn Rudberg said...

I think I tried Dr Pepper years ago.. and thankfully I was very far from hooked.. very far.. sounds a lot like smoking actually.

Gabriella said...

I am not even sure I have tried Dr Pepper. I agree with the concern over the extra sugar. Do they have Diet Dr Pepper?

Beachanny said...

I got through college on Dr. Pepper! There was a broken machine outside my dorm room which they never bothered to fix, but constantly kept full. We drank our fill and it was addictive. I've broken the pop habit at last. But I sometimes long for a DP. Loved both of these. I think you blew the cap off! Hurrah!!

Amrita Sabat said...

Dr. Pepper luks like interesting character- Dr.Jekyll+Mr.Hyde?! :P

Anonymous said...

Fun poems ... never did acquire a taste for Dr Pepper over here in the UK. Although it is widely available, it's too sweet for me!

Mary said...


Heidi said...

This is so funny! I had thought about breaking an ode, but I couldn't figure out how. You did it wonderfully! My dad loves Diet Dr. "Peppa", and I ended up reading this with his accent in my head. Awesome, Gail!

Brian Miller said...

ha. you are a woman after my wifes heart....dr. pepper is her fav...and i just recently found a place where they still sell it in glass bottles so i got her a six pack...its always better in glass....

Mystic_Mom said...

I like your take on the prompt. Very cool and I think my hubby would agree about the dear Dr. Pepper!

Susan Anderson said...


Never thought Dr. Pepper could sound so sensual…and the turn around and be such a villain.

Well done!


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