Eating Crow

Eating Crow

A Poem by Michael G. Smith
"

Saying "I wrong"

"

Eating crow ain't so bad

A little bit of salt

Trim away some fat

Humble pie for dessert

A change of diet or turn of heart

It ain't easy eating words

I guess it's better...

Than living alone on bread and water

Arrogance can't live forever

Especially, when life's too short tasting sweet

Eating crow ain't quite so bad

If you swallow pride hard it might just taste like beef

© 2013 Michael G. Smith


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Michael G. Smith
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The last line did it for me. "If you swallow pride hard it might just taste like beef." Clever line, Mike. Too bad, not many people eat crows these days. Haha.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

Thanks, makes me feel good when you review my work. Lately, I have so little time to write or review.. read more
Blue

10 Years Ago

I noticed, too. :) And these days, I review only the works that sparked an interest in me. Or a work.. read more
Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

Lol, okay, you're funny made me laugh. I'm on the road again this week so perhaps I will gets some f.. read more
Nice stuff here Mike, I like the message here, wisdom filled piece of poetry. Thank you for sharing

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

I hope for most others more common sense, lol. Thanks.
Loved the witty side to this write Mikey. Another bullseye from you. I'm speechless.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

What can I say, I am a child trapped in a grown man's body. Ask my wife so will vigorously agree, lo.. read more
The last line made me laugh. I love the witty side to this. A great piece! Brilliant work! :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

I'm so glad it did. It makes it all worth writing when one knows his words do touch another, thanks .. read more
Another amazing piece of work, eating crow...just taste like beef:) sharp and witty write

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

Thanks, one of those poems that just materializes out of nowhere.
Tastes like chicken. ;-) Second 'eating crow' I've read in two days, must be a lot of mash'd humble pie round these parts lately.

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

I'm a telling you?
Frieda P

10 Years Ago

Was that a question or are you saying this is directed at me Mike? Love humble pie ;-)
Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

I also, with whip cream and blueberries.
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Wow, I love the spin on eating your own words. Very clever write that puts an interesting spin on admitting your wrong. Eating crow really doesn't seem that bad in your description, the last line is great by the way.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

Yes, once we make and do what is right we begin unburdening the soul all then taste that much sweete.. read more
We all can live by any means unthinkable right now, all it takes is little bit of imagination, letting go your pride and above all enjoy the every moment of life and make best out of it.
On lighter note you can file patent for some delicious crow dishes... :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

Good one Avinash. Thanks for your comments.
Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! Very insightful and well constructed piece. I particularly like the reference to bread and water. Say you're sorry, admit you shortcomings, or live in a prison of your own making. Well-said.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

Thanks for the triple wows Pryde.
M.G. liked this one for its insight. You set a humble tone that goes with the topic but what's most interesting is the last half of the poem. Favorite lines were, "Than living alone on bread and water/Arrogance can't live forever here you explore the alternative to not eating crow." That's the heart of the alternative. Also a twist at the end to lighten the weight. Nicely crafted

Posted 10 Years Ago


Michael G. Smith

10 Years Ago

Thanks friend.

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Added on September 11, 2013
Last Updated on September 12, 2013
Tags: crow, bird, feast, eat, love, apologies, god, pie, dessert


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