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Jammie Dodger

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He scribbled a note for Liz,
left it under his mug:
meeting boyo - the Lion,
left the pug - for you.

He didn't get far, what with
the bladder ready to burst.
Stopped off at the Halfway.
A dearer pint, needs must.

Liz hugged the dog who'd brought
its lead to tug her heart -
simple love. Like the broken
biscuit she dunked in her cuppa.

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tonyv

I looked up Jammie Dodger. At first I thought it might be a person, but I learned it was a cookie. The closest one I've had in that style would be THIS one.

Now, perhaps more interesting than the biscuit/cookie is the dynamic of the relationship. She is simple, almost childlike. He enjoys a degree of freedom. And that is, I believe, because she is content. They complement one another. Not a bad way to be.

Tony


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badger11

Thanks Tony. Yep, a biscuit with a strawberry heart😀

all the best

Phil

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Tinker

I've actually eaten a Jammie Dodger though I didn't know what it was called at the time.  They are good, less sweet than the cookie Tony showed.  That is what I liked best about them.  

I also like the poem, it is warm and real.  A slice of life, and this is what love looks like.  Nice!

~~Judi


~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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badger11

Thanks Tink. My preference is for a buttery shortbread like this

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Tinker

Yes, well who doesn't like shortbread.  I used to bake my own.  Now I rely on store bought, some are better than others and for the time being I'm banning all shortbread, cookies and Jammie Dodgers.  They are not on my diet. 

~~Tink


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Tsunami

What is with the last line? Is there something missing in that part?

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A. Baez

To me, this poem presents what seems to be a rather random assortment of incidental details that never add up to something greater. Is all of this just meant to celebrate simple love?

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tonyv
16 hours ago, Tsunami said:

What is with the last line? Is there something missing in that part?

No.


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badger11
8 hours ago, A. Baez said:

To me, this poem presents what seems to be a rather random assortment of incidental details that never add up to something greater. Is all of this just meant to celebrate simple love?

Thanks AB. It is about 'brokenness'.

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What is with the last line? Is there something missing in that part?

Thanks T. In answer to the question: not intentionally!

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A. Baez

Badger--oh! Well, it certainly did feel broken, but I failed to get the message you were trying to convey. Personally, I feel the need for a few more cues or clues to be able to cohere that.

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Well, it certainly did feel broken, but I failed to get the message you were trying to convey.

Fair enough AB. The comfort found in tea drinking is cultural. though that found with pets is more universal. The male 'love' of alcohol has a long history.

best

Phil

 

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