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Plight of a Pickle

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I was jarred

Plucked in my prime

Scrubbed and rinsed

Chopped and minced

No mercy!

You threw me to the brine

 

I was so jarred

By your salty ways

I could not process

Lost all that is tang-able

As you relished in

My demise

 

A bit of a cheesy quadrille for dVerse Poets Pub.

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25 responses »

  1. Love the POV… But there is relish in the relish

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  2. Oh, heavens. The wordplay in this is DIVINE. πŸ™‚ LOVE, Mish!

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  3. I love the filled jars – looks very like a relish I make. The wordplay is excellent. Love this.

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    • Oops, I forgot to credit the photo..should add that it is actually from pixabay.com. but it does look delicious. Now I am pondering about canning relish! Thanks for your comments, Toni. πŸ™‚

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      • I use a mix of regular cabbage, red, green, and yellow bell peppers, some cayenne pepper for heat, onions, green and partially ripe tomatoes – put the whole batch in a non reactive bowl well salted and mixed, let sit over night. next morning wash really really well to clear out the salt. Make a syrup of cider vinegar, whole mustard seed, some sugar, salt, and then add the rinsed relish mix to it, heat until boiling and cook a few minutes, then put into warm sterilized pint and half pint jars and seal. I let it sit for two weeks before using. I don’t add a lot of spices to this because the veggies taste so well together. It is a beautiful relish. I will add some hot sauce and taste before canning as to heat or lack of it. some hot, some mild. It really is a pretty relish. More veggies than cabbage so it is not a “chow-chow”.

      • Oh my goodness, it sounds wonderful! Would you be willing to send me the exact measurements for this to my gmail?

  4. Very cheesy — you are right. Just enough to lighten up one’s day.

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  5. Poor veggies, but oh so tasty! My mom and grandmother used to preserve vegetables we picked in the summer time. Sure was good opening them up in winter! πŸ™‚

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  6. So nice to have a funny one! Super-cute, Mish!

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  7. Love that tang-able relish Mish! This can be a metaphor but I love the jar of preserved veggies.

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  8. haha – this was quite fun to read, this part stood out for me :As you relished in
    My demise” – ouch –

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  9. Awwee… poor thing BUT yum! I really want one now. πŸ˜€

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  10. one delightful jar yet inside someone is crying. πŸ˜€ unique take, Mish!

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  11. Tang-able. There’s a word I need to add to my vocabulary! ☺

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  12. Really fun, Mish, and loved your wordplay…oh, those poor, abused vegetables!

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  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Very witty!

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  14. you had me laughing with this response. oh, poor pickle! πŸ™‚

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  15. “scrubbed and rinsed, chopped and minced”
    I love that.

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  16. he, he, he – oh you clever girl!

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  17. “…relish in my demise” she said! I love this beyond all reason! Thank you, Mish. I needed that!

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  18. It made me feel sorry for the vegetables. I also liked the last two lines linking “relished” and “demise”.

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