Ed’s Top Ten Favorite March Madness Poetry 2012 Poems: #8

We’re now just eight days away from the start of March Madness Poetry 2013!

Continuing my one-a-day posting of my Top Ten favorite poems from #MMPoetry 2012 … today we’ll get a little silly with Darren Sardelli’s poem prompted by his 8-seed word “thawed” in the first round:

8-thawed
Broken Soup
by Darren Sardelli

Before I thawed the frozen soup,
I dropped it on the floor.
It shattered like the purple vase
I elbowed at the store.

I couldn’t find a chunk of soup—
It thawed on Fluffy’s mat.
We’re now the only household
with a chicken-flavored cat!


This poem captured 72% of the vote in its matchup and helped Darren reach the second round. Click here to see this poem as it originally appeared in #MMPoetry 2012.

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  • http://www.loridegman.com Lori Degman

    I remember voting for this one! It reminded me of Jack Prelutsky!

  • http://www.lindaboyden.com Linda Boyden

    Very Prelutsky! hicken-flaovred cat”!!

  • http://www.NoWaterRiver.com Renee LaTulippe (@ReneeMLaTulippe)

    Tee-hee! I’m loving this walk down memory lane. There were so many great poems! Ed, you MUST do the anthology!!!

    • http://www.thinkkidthink.com Ed DeCaria

      Ah yes, more details to come on the anthology VERY soon …

  • http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com Catherine Johnson

    Oh I love that! How fun.

  • http://www.katyaczaja.com/ Katya

    That was one of my favorites, too. “Chicken-flavored cat” sent my kids into fits of giggles.

  • http://www.quinettecook.com Quinette Cook

    I wonder how the dog liked the cat? I love the poem.

  • http://www.debbielacroix.com Debbie LaCroix

    I love this one!