General Poetry posted October 29, 2020

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Mounds Bars: created in 1920, West Haven, CT (see note)

Mounds of Joy

by Cynthia Adams1

lightless chocolate
finding home by touch alone
clutching coconut


edacious skier
catching air, mouth wide open
scoping out each mound


draped in red and white
 slowly undressing for your
eager parted lips 


luscious waiting mounds
anticipating your hands
appetite sated

5-7-5 Sweet Stack writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
The challenge for this contest is not just one or two or even three 5-7-5's.... it's FOUR! That's right, folks, you are to choose your FAVORITE candy - and it doesn't have to be specifically Halloween candy... ANY candy - and write a stack of 5-7-5's about it. It can even be a candy that is no longer available, but it MUST be a commercially produced candy that we can/could go to the store and buy (or have the store special order for us!).

No deviations from the 5-7-5 formatting... this is STRICTLY 5-7-5 according to:

first line - 5 syllables
second line - 7 syllables
third line - 5 syllables

So, start choosing a favorite sweet treat and getting those poetic licenses and pens at the ready because your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write us a Sweet Stack that is clever or witty or sad or exciting or scary,.... or just whatever it takes to make us want to vote for your Stack (and perhaps go out and buy some candy - lol)!

P.S. Yes, do please keep it clean, although innuendo is always welcome!!

Mounds Bars were created in 1920 in Connecticut by the Peter Paul Company.
They were and still are sold in red and white packaging, two mounds per bar.
Their sister bar, Almond Joy, (blue and white packaging) is arguably a little more popular.

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