#SampleSunday – A Poem

There used to be a restaurant in our town named Donahue’s. It had the best Prime Rib and the best bleu cheese dressing IN THE UNIVERSE. The Donahues retired, and Mr. Donahue took the secrets of the Prime Rib and salad dressing with him to The Great Beyond.


Starched along the counter
Starred along the bar
Salt and pepper soldiery
Marching as to war

Enemies of blandness
Battlescarred brigade
Salt and pepper warriors
Zebraesque parade

Narrow at the shoulders
Narrow at the waist
Salt and pepper sentinels
Guardians of taste.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a poem or a paragraph of poetical prose about the least poetical thing you can think of.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “#SampleSunday – A Poem

  1. Jim Brown

    August 5, 2012 at 1:48pm

    I could see them marching ! Cool poem. I have dabbled in Haiku. Fun.

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      Marian Allen

      August 5, 2012 at 6:20pm

      Thanks for dropping by, Jim! 🙂 Glad you liked the poem. Yes, I love haiku, too.

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