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The Freedom Banquet

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Balladeer
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The banquet started years ago
And everybody able
Brought a special covered dish
To set upon the table....

The appetizers all came first...
Swedish meatballs on a stick,
Vienna sausage, nice and plump,
Wrapped in bacon on toothpicks.

Then the salads, fresh and moist,
Really were a blessing.
Islandic lettuce covered with
French or Russian dressing.

Polish sausage was displayed.
Danish hens were, too,
And don't forget the Swiss cheese steak
Or pot of Irish stew.

Morrocan chicken on a bed
Of Mexican fried rice,
German sauerkraut on the side
Made it VERY nice.

Columbia coffee there to sip.
The English tea was ,too.
The Spanish wine was SO devine
And Scotch was there for you.

French pastries came out for dessert
And, for those so inclined,
A humidor of fine cigars
From Cuba, one could find.

It is the greatest banquet
That the world will ever see.
The table is America
And everything is free!

© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Genea
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1 posted 07-01-99 05:16 PM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

AMEN
Lost Dreamer
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excellent! First I was getting hungry, and then I felt proud. Awesome!
Emmy
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Wonderfully satisfying to my metaphorical hunger! Congratulations on another well-done work of poetry! Though I am still new to "Passions In Poetry", I have come to really enjoy your writing, and I look forward to the time when I can read another one of your masterpieces.
Nan
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A veritable Smorgasbord...... indeed
Sally S.
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Another shining example of your brilliant talent.

doreen peri
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Nothing like a melting pot full of stew and a tossed salad on the side. Good going!
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Wonderful poem, sir! Sometimes we forget the common every day things like having enough food to eat is another symbol of our freedom.

(could I please have some cornbread and chili?)
Sunshine
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That just about Covers it, balladeer, along with the red and white checked tablecloth under a sky so blue!

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Sunshine

Words will always express our feelings true

sheba57
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how absolutely wonderful! i was about half way through when i saw what you were doing with this. very, very good!
jfreak
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Hey Emmy, we all have come to love Ballad's writings. He is truly the cream of the crop. He rises to the top. blazsay..blazsay....so we jump around, jump around, we jump up, jump up, and get down. (Hey don't worry about me, i will be taking my medication soon) Great poem Ballad,

Jfreak
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Putting you as the appetizer again...to the top!


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My heartfelt thanks for all your fine comments. Eat, drink and be merry!
ac
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Excellent!
Nan
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Let's hear it one more time
For Independence Day

 
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