meal deal

The

Neighbors

Locked their doors

They could feel the

Disturbance growing

Children everywhere froze

Staring at their plates blankly

It was a fate far worse than death

Strapped in high chairs, there was no escape

Mothers made them eat their vegetables

©2019 Annette Rochelle Aben

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16 responses to “meal deal

  1. Reblogged this on davidbruceblog #2 and commented:
    I thought this was going in a whole different direction.

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  2. Love it! Oh, those meal memories… 🙂

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  3. LOL! What a fun Etheree. Are you enjoying the format? I’m still chuckling about having to eat your veggies. I was always fine with that as a kid. For me, it was that yucky navy bean soup. No way, Jose!! 😀 ❤

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  4. This made me giggle. Does every child hate veggies? lol

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  6. Ah, ha, ha! I love your etheree, Annette! I remember being forced to eat red meat as a kid. I would stare at it for who knows how long. Compared to that veggies weren’t so bad. 😉 xo

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