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Cookies and Cream

July 17, 2012
By Under-the-Rain GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
Under-the-Rain GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
18 articles 5 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
Are you ready to go to battle with your mind?- Written by me :)
Lost the battle, win the war//Bringing my sinking ship back to the shore- Paramore, Now

I was told to retrieve you from the freezer, and to put you in a bowl for my dear mother.
As I scoop you out of the carton I notice...
You are the negative spectrum of my heart and blood!
I try to dismiss this conscience-stricken thought
by continuing to scoop ice-cream for my mother.

It's a hot sunny day, with a baby blue sky and cumulus clouds.
Peaceful and contempt; everything was calm, as if put on mute and replaced with happy chirps of the birds and waves hitting up against the promontory,
EXCEPT for the inner voice of me
screeching horrendous signals notifying that I can't fool my mind.
I recognize that there is not a single whole cookie,
just bits and pieces;
some chopped into chunks,
others sliced into slithers my heart.
All in the midst of cream (blood)!

How dare you mock me of my circulatory system!
Coming incognito, dressing in black & white.
Thought I wouldn't perceive your true form, huh?
STOP! teasing me of my red network!
You're going to be eaten, so ha!
STOP! staring at me like that!
I said STOP!
*I throw the bowl with you in it at the wall.*

My freezer was never an abode for Cookies and Cream again.

The author's comments:
I was getting ice-cream for my mother, and I did notice that cookies and cream frozen dessert was the negative spectrum of my heart and blood. So, I wrote this poem making it dramatic and Wall-la, entitling it Cookies and Cream.

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This article has 4 comments.

on Mar. 26 2013 at 3:07 pm
LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
13 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am proud of who I am. I believe in what I do." -Pavel Chekov (Star Trek The Original Series, episode: "The Way To Eden")

I read this, and I was like "Woah! What just happened?". But in the best possible way. Oh wow, this is awesome. :) I like how, although it would have been really easy to just make this a depressing piece, you made it funny. The drama is just great: I was transported into the mind of the narrator, and I could feel their paranoia and the melodrama of it all. This is brilliant, and I'm kinda scared of cookies and cream ice cream now. :) Nice work.

KylieK GOLD said...
on Dec. 7 2012 at 12:14 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
11 articles 0 photos 270 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

... I actually loved it :)

so_joy SILVER said...
on Nov. 16 2012 at 1:52 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 722 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Dramatic, yet somehow comical. Great job! I enjoyed reading this! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! It would mean a lot.

EMarie GOLD said...
on Sep. 19 2012 at 9:38 pm
EMarie GOLD, Joplin, Missouri
19 articles 7 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Courage comes in all sizes, but fits only a few.
What is wise is not always right and what is right is not always wise.
Knowing what is wrong and right is not choosing which to fight.
-All of these are by me

I liked that a lot. It was funny, but still had meaning. And it was verrrrrrryyyyyy dramatic!!!!!!!