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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

  2. Oh, heavens. The wordplay in this is DIVINE. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE, Mish!

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

    • Oops, I forgot to credit the photo..should add that it is actually from but it does look delicious. Now I am pondering about canning relish! Thanks for your comments, Toni. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 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.

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

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

  9. Awwee… poor thing BUT yum! I really want one now. ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. one delightful jar yet inside someone is crying. ๐Ÿ˜€ unique take, Mish!

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

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

  13. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Very witty!

  14. you had me laughing with this response. oh, poor pickle! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

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

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


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