Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ode to my Oven

 Ode to my Oven
(AKA Decent Poetry Takes a Holiday, as does my Oven)

Oh oven, dear oven
Why hast thou forsaken me?
Cookies, pies, and cake
Were supposed to bake
To perfection
In your toasty tummy.

Now no heat radiates.
No delicious smells emanate,
To make us anticipate
The delicacy on the plate.

Christmas draws ever near
And it appears painfully clear
That the repairman won't appear
Before the beginning of the year.

No Chex mix, no cupcakes,
No casseroles or strudel.
No brioche, no biscuits,
No shortbread or noodles.
You may hear me exclaim
As I drive out of sight,
"The oven's not working,
It's pizza tonight!"


KHazelrigg said...

No oven at Christmastime? For me, not a biggie. For you, disaster. Now you know what to ask for!

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

Well, I had the oven repaired, as it was about 1/5 the cost of a new oven - or 1/10 the cost of the oven I wanted. ;)

Torie Jayne said...

Wishing you & your family all the best, Happy Holidays! x

Princesa said...

I'm glad you got it fixed. :) Hope your holidays were fabulous. :)

Real Housewives of Oklahoma said...

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Happy 2011!
Mrs. Montgomery

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

I have been terrible about getting on the computer of late. The holidays were good. I hope everyone's New Year is spectacular!