Candy Corn        [Part 3 of my Culinary trilogy]

 

A pic of delicious candy corn in a crystal bowl on a red and white dish towel.

Original poetry by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure scheme: Accent points align for all 5 verses.

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

There is a sweet in treble shades.

 

We hand it out at Halloween.

 

The finest candy ever made.

 

Our love for it is evergreen.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Oh, candy corn.

 

Sweet candy corn.

 

Three colors you are so adorned.

 

It ranks above today's cuisine.

 

Much better when made by machine.

 

So welcome this beatitude.

 

The icon for all our corn based food.

 

 

Sign for the sweet corn sandwich by Arepa which was being sold on the midway at the 2017 Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, KY.

VERSE 2

 

A girlfriend who I loved a bit,

 

Was doubtful of my affection.

 

What drove her to a crying fit?

 

I would not share my confection. 

 

 

CHORUS

 

Oh, candy corn.

 

Sweet candy corn.

 

Three colors you are so adorned.

 

It ranks above today's cuisine.

 

Much better when made by machine.

 

So welcome this beatitude.

 

The icon for all our corn based food.

 

 

BRIDGE #1

 

On Halloween Eve, around 2:30.

 

On my Red Line bike, I was ridin' dirty.

 

My pockets bulging with the treats I had scored,

 

As, in the front parlor, my sweet Nana snored.

 

I was quick to break the trust of my dear Grandma.

 

This was it, my first step toward being an outlaw.

 

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I just heard Granny shout.

 

Guess the ghosts and goblins are gonna have to do without...

 

Yellow corn which captured the second premium place prize at the Kentucky State Fair.

 

CHORUS

 

Their candy corn.

 

Sweet candy corn.

 

Three colors you are so adorned.

 

It ranks above today's cuisine.

 

Much better when made by machine.

 

So welcome this beatitude.

 

The icon for all our corn based food.

 

 

 

VERSE 3

 

George Renninger gets many thanks.     [Note: George was candy corn's inventor.]

 

But more go out to Monsanto.

 

What raised it up the candy ranks?

 

It's from my favorite GMO.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Oh, candy corn.

 

Sweet candy corn.

 

Three colors you are so adorned.

 

It ranks above today's cuisine.

 

Much better when made by machine.

 

So welcome this beatitude.

 

The icon for all our corn based food.

 

 

BRIDGE #2

 

I was quite forlorn,

 

When I saw a fallow field.

 

I thought of tall green corn,

 

That vacant land might yield.

 

But then I recalled reading articles,

 

About the Gulf's Zone of Death.

 

Algae caused by fertilizer particles,

 

Takes away marine life breath.

 

Right about then is when I realized,

 

Corn syrup is worse than I had surmised.

 

And that corn farms which are super sized,

 

Might contribute to plagues which are prophesized.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Oh, candy corn.

 

Sweet candy corn.

 

Three colors you are so adorned.

 

It ranks above today's cuisine.

 

Much better when made by machine.

 

So welcome this beatitude.

 

The icon for all our corn based food.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

White corn which received the blue ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, KY.

One candy topic gets my goat:

 

Some feel that chocolate's excellent.

 

How could they put it down their throat,

 

When it's the shade of excrement.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Oh, candy corn.

 

Sweet candy corn.

 

Three colors you are so adorned.

 

It ranks above today's cuisine.

 

Much better when made by machine.

 

So welcome this beatitude.

Photo of a bag of Sunrise brand assorted jelly beans, including a large number of black licorice jelly beans.

 

The icon for all our corn based food.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

It's time to close this limerick.

 

But am I worn out, by no means.

 

Why can't they taste like licorice?

 

They leave that to the poor jelly beans.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Oh, candy corn.

 

Sweet candy corn.

 

Three colors you are so adorned.

 

It ranks above today's cuisine.

 

Much better when made by machine.

 

So welcome this beatitude.

 

The icon for all our corn based food.

 

The End

 

 

Copyright Michael Kimbro 2017.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about food, Culinary poetry.