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The Eclectic Pen - An American Story

By: Nora F. (nora777)   + 58 more  
Date Submitted: 9/19/2020
Last Updated: 9/19/2020
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 151

  An American Story

Part I

Grocery shopping with mom
I always hope she gets
Those Aunt Jemima pancakes
They’re the best
I know that because I see her on TV
And she tells me so
She always looks so happy
Like all she ever wanted to do
Was to make pancakes for me

Part II

Well now it’s a few years later
I’m a little embarrassed
A little ashamed
About how I used to harp on
Those Aunt Jemima pancakes
I started to wonder
Who is she anyway?
Does she have kids of her own?
Who takes care of them when she is making all those pancakes
Do they like her pancakes?
Do they like to see her on TV?
Is she really someone’s aunt?
Where does she live?
What does she like to do when she is not making pancakes?
Does she even like making pancakes?
Does she have friends?
Are her parents proud of her?

Part III

I stopped eating those pancakes
Because they started to taste
A little like blood

*DISCLAIMER my parents never bought Aunt Jemima products

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