Start with cucumbers
And a good recipe
Then anticipate
How delicious they’ll be.
Get out vinegar
And pickling spice,
Turmeric, garlic;
Dry mustard is nice.


Peel and slice onion;
Make sure it’s very thin;
Maybe some peppers,
Red, yellow and green.
You might want some dill
Perhaps celery seed;
Just be sure you have
Everything you need.


Once you have them made,
You can put them away
To brew and season
Till some winter day
When they’ll taste so good
With sandwiches and such;
On top of burgers
To add a nice touch.


Then there are pickles
Of the unwanted sort
That leave one frustrated,
Irritable and short;
They’re not for eating
Or enjoyment you see;
But a messy plight;
A big quandary.


These kinds of pickles
Are obviously not sweet;
I prefer the ones
Meant for us to eat.
So get out the cucs
The vinegar and spice
To make the real things;
That’s my best advice.

Published by lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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