peanut brittle

I gave my friend some peanut brittle

when what she wanted was butter brickle.

She had a fit, even cursed a little

And down her cheek a tear did trickle.

I asked so kindly what was the matter.

The tears began to flow as she fussed.

She told me “brittle” makes her fatter.

Alas, forever I had lost her trust.

I helped her recover from her fit on the floor

And patiently dried the tears on her cheek,

Then bravely turned and went out the door

Through two feet of snow I now must trek.


For January dieters, if you must chose between peanut brittle and butter brickle, choose butter brickle.  For serious dieters, leave off both.  😀

Thanks, M, for the prompt “butter brickle.”

image from pixabay




About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. bond0servant says:

    Me too a sweet tooth!!??

  2. says:

    lol I love this!

  3. Faye says:

    Fun and interesting. I too love peanut brittle!

    • oneta hayes says:

      My daughter-in-law left such wonderful peanut brittle at Christmas time. There’s not much left. I’m anxious for it to be gone. I could see to that in about 15 minutes. But I’m not going to…. 😀

  4. godslove68 says:

    I suffered from anorexia for years, I feel her pain. I’m completely healed today from anorexia, but the thoughts still linger every time I eat. God is so great.

  5. calmkate says:

    good poem, not into either 😉

  6. Dawn Marie says:

    BOTH sound delicious! Hungry hugs to you!

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  8. Licirose Lee says:

    I can relate to this , especially because i’m trying to stay away from sugar I am a diabetic.

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