Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

For today’s prompt, write a poem about (or at) a food establishment. You could pick on a chain like Taco Bell or McDonald’s, sure, but maybe there’s a local favorite–or some special dive. Heck, maybe that place where you took your first date or got your first job. Have fun with it, and if you need to do a little research, go out for something to eat.


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Here’s my attempt at a Poem About (or at) a Food Establishment:

“Bill’s Donut Shop”

It wasn’t just a place to get doughnuts;
in fact, I don’t think I ever had one there
that I liked. But it was always open,
which meant it was a haven for teenagers.

One night, I was placed in the backseat
of a cop car for looking in the windows
from the outside (of course, late at night),
though they couldn’t find anything on me.

To them, I was a stereotypical ne’er-do-well;
I often wondered how they spotted me so fast.


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer had many jobs before working at his first restaurant, but one of his most memorable jobs was at Woody’s “Over-the-Road” Restaurant in West Carrollton, Ohio. While employed there, he scooped out about a ton of pimento cheese and folded about a thousand napkins. But it was fun, and this now defunct restaurant made the best bacon cheeseburger he’ll ever remember eating–not even close.

Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he gets to do a million things to help writers find more success with their writing (including this blog). He’s also the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53).

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