Prelude to Grapedrink.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

About an African-American fellow, his state of being and his everlasting quest to capture the painstakingly elusive Grape-drink

I have this Grill stuck in my heart

I love you Fried Chicken,

You have to go away

But you're so finger licking good, I want you to stay

I search for my Grapedrink, through dirt, dust and mold

Without my Fried Chicken, I am feeling so old

My negro heart is beating, as I dance on this floor, the Grapedrink eludes me

Oh how I wish it pour, from the skies to my door, but that only happens, in old negro lore

Unless I can find my Grapedrink, my Fried Chicken and all;

I should never again be happy, this man whose named Jamal


Submitted: October 16, 2009

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Jack Flagberry

Epic. Win.

Kudos, sir.

Fri, October 16th, 2009 10:23am

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Why thank you.

Sat, October 17th, 2009 5:54am

Mahglazzies

This is Future Compost Heap at his edifying best.

Fri, October 16th, 2009 7:03pm

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I'm glad you can fully recognize and identify with my poetry.

Sat, October 17th, 2009 5:55am

DLCannon

L.O.L. So what happened to the girl? If it's not too hard to talk about.....

Sun, October 18th, 2009 1:38am

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I said Grill, not Girl.

Sun, October 18th, 2009 1:17am

translingual writer 79

LOL, I enjoyed it!

Sun, October 25th, 2009 2:04am

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Thanks, I try my best to come up with serious thought provoking poems.

Wed, October 28th, 2009 3:42am

Nacre Aura

Interesting. Height of creativity.
Reflected in ur name too.lol

Mon, October 26th, 2009 4:43am

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Thank you, this name was actually inspired by a fellow writer, and thoroughly my superior.

Wed, October 28th, 2009 3:42am

DLCannon

oh, now I get it.

Thu, October 29th, 2009 8:11am

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Yes, yes you do.

Sun, November 1st, 2009 3:08am

Mistress of Word Play

Now that's entertaining. I give it an I like it. Susan :)

Thu, November 19th, 2009 5:52pm

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Thanks.

Fri, November 20th, 2009 1:47am

Else Cederborg

Crazy stuff, and quite entertaining.

Mon, December 14th, 2009 7:06am

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FIND SETT RA AND THE BOY.

Sat, December 26th, 2009 9:34pm

xavier2

now u made me feel for some fried chicken.

Fri, January 21st, 2011 1:28pm

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I endeavor to create such reactions among my readers.

Wed, January 26th, 2011 6:55pm

elf

turns in to a compost heap u get reborn as a chicken ...good luck lol

Sat, September 15th, 2012 4:30pm

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jajajajaja

Sun, September 16th, 2012 4:55pm

angel plant

that was amazing. Please feel free to read mine and comment. Let me know what you think.

Sat, September 15th, 2012 5:30pm

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Ok

Sun, September 16th, 2012 4:55pm

SavvyApple

bwahahahah this was pretty dang awesome LOLLL dude i loved it XDD

Sun, November 4th, 2012 6:53pm

Author
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Thank you kindly.

Tue, November 27th, 2012 3:41pm

Criss Sole

I loved it! You really got me laughing.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 10:23am

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Thank you sir.

Thu, April 18th, 2013 5:50am

jerimusiclover

It's official. I'm a fan through and through. THAT was literally words taken to the highest level and beyond! Loved every single thing about this one! Lol you seem to like your fried chicken and honestly I can't blame you :P
I feel like I'm being monotonous now with my praise of your work. It's blowing my mind. You manage to take something so mundane and turn it into an object of love and endless desire. I will never be able to look at fried chicken and a grape drink the same every again lol.
Great use of emotion and I love how freely and so effortlessly this poem flowed. Gosh I no longer have words to describe how fantastic this was lol. Highly humourous too!
~Jeri xo

Fri, April 19th, 2013 12:52pm

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Thanks, this was the first thing I really ever wrote so it's always nice to have feedback on it.

Fri, April 19th, 2013 1:10pm

badhaas7

I actually work with a guy named Jamal who was telling me how much he loved fried chicken the other day XD haha
Good poem, funny and great rhyme scheme. I like it (:

Sat, April 20th, 2013 5:58am

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Inform him that it's possible - He CAN find and capture the painstakingly elusive Grape-Grail and the Grill that's stuck in his heart.

Fri, April 19th, 2013 11:05pm

BrassFuhrer

grapedrank haha

Sat, April 20th, 2013 11:53pm

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Hohohoho hahahaha jajajajaj kekekeke jejejejeje

Sat, April 20th, 2013 5:06pm

ashi17

Cute composition !!

Tue, April 23rd, 2013 2:10pm

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Thanks

Tue, April 23rd, 2013 7:17pm

Jonathan McQuillan

This is the first poem on this site that has made me hungry. For that I congratulate you lol !

Sun, April 28th, 2013 5:09pm

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Shocking. Thanks.

Sun, April 28th, 2013 6:07pm

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