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Friday, June 22, 2007

I'm Simply Crushed! Poetry Friday

Mona has given the word, "crush" for this week.

Through lists of soda makers did I delve,

endlessly searching when I was twelve

for someone who had made the pop

that I considered to be the top,

the flavour that I wanted most.

I was just about to give up the ghost

and then my dad said I should write

to ask why this was out of sight.

"I'm diabetic for pity sake!

Is diet grape so hard to make?

Dr. Pepper comes sugar-free

I can't understand how THAT can be!

It tastes like medicine! How does it sell?

I'm sure Diet Grape would do as well!

Oh, can't you just give it a try?

You'll surely see that people buy

Thank you Crush, signed,

Yours in Hope

One month later the reply was, "NOPE,

We don't think it would be a hit

And on the shelves it would just sit

We couldn't risk the low demand

And hope that you will understand."

Signed, Mr. Crush.

....That #%@* schlepper!

Enclosed were coupons - Dr. Pepper!

*** Since I wrote the Crush Company, they have finally come out with Diet Grape Crush. The only catch is that you have to buy a whole case of 24 Rainbow Flavours, including Cream Soda, Orange etc. to get the 8 Grape but of course, I do it!

Do people actually like Dr. Pepper?!***

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Blogger Becky L said...

i LOVE diet dr pepper!

now, its grape soda that i think tastes like medicine.

to each their own

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger steve said...

You didn't really write this poem?
tjis is AWESOME..I love it to death!
My favorite when i was kd was the chocolate Soda...I don't think it came Diet either...but yeah, a chocolate Soda and a Moon Pie!

Now my links haven't been working real well but I'll give it a shot...Dublin Dr. Pepper

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger steve said...

OK..I guess I am link up Dublin Dr Pepper and shoot me a Waco!

Man, really loved your poem!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Becky: Wow! How can you think my beloved grape tastes like medicine? Doesn't Dr. Pepper taste a bit like cough syrup? Is that why they called it Dr. Pepper?

Steve: Yes, I wrote this and everything in it is true! Glad you love it..well, it's probably because of all you Americans loving Dr. Pepper that I didn't get my diet grape sooner! HA!

MOON PIES?!! I just read about them on today's post at Razar media on my sidebar! I'm sure I'd love them! S'Mores!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! You communicated your 'grouses' well through poem. Great write!

I'm not a 'diet' thing person. Ooops...I know I know you're diabetic. Hey grapes are for wines you know...! Sorry didn't mean to deprive you...rightly or wrongly, I think grapes are high in sugar content!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger Bob said...

uh, Diet Dr. Pepper rocks.

cute poem! (despite the Dr. Pepper bashing)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger Stephen Newton said...

The old snack favorite down here in Tennessee used to be RC Cola and MoonPies. Talk about a sugar buzz....

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger Barbara said...

I don't drink soda at all, but I'm glad you finally got the one you wanted. You'll just have to pawn the other flavors off on your husband and friends!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger TorAa said...

Oh dear oh dear,
I do think I've told you before:

My English is far to childish to continue your poems in a short time..
grrr - I can in my native language - but that does not help.
Dr Pepper or who else's letter
even from here,
can't do it better

thank you.

May we see U in Buenos Aires or Santiago in the first week of December?

(If not the flood washes us away)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

oh i laughed and laughed. awesome poem!!

and they dont make it sugar free?
strange.. and too abd, moi.

have you tried cherry coke?

And I dont like Dr Pepper either. It tastes like toothpast to me.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blogger Old Lady said...

Dr Pepper is the real pepper upper!

It's a good alterntive to a Coca-cola!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blogger RennyBA said...

Never seen in it Norway, so it's hard for me to tell.

Your pic kind of reminded me of Trash People though (didn't mean to offend!)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

How odd- This is the second reference to Dr. Pepper I have encountered today. (Steve mentioned it to me earlier) I hadn't thought about it in years.

And, yes, I do like it- but then again people tell me I"m weird.

Maybe Steve mentioned it because of your clever, clever poem.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Anonymous chase said...

Lovely poetry again! I havent tried Dr. Pepper. How I wished!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Anonymous Coll said...

What a hoot!! I love your diet grape poem and the reply.

Count me in as one who loves diet Dr. Pepper. I buy it by the case.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Twilite:Yeah, I had major grouses (partidges?!!) Maybe it was hard to make something that was such a sweet flavour sugar-free..but then why orange , cream soda etc?

Bob: Sorry for bashing your rockin' fav drink but that's what first came to mind with the word for poetry Friday!

Stephen:Well, did RC make any diet grape?? We got RC up here.

Barbara: I actually like the orange and love cream soda.

Toraa: Hey, thanks, and I think you did pretty well in English! Beside, I can't read Norwegian!

Don't think you'll be seeing us down there! Maybe on our 60th anniversary! HA!

Mystic: Thanks! Glad you chuckled!I think it's strange too since grape is a popular flavour with sugar, so why not diet? Glas SOMEONE agrees with me on the horrible taste of Doc Pepper!

Old Lady: 2nd only to coffee?! So it IS kinda like medicine!

Renny: Okay, you wouldn't like the stuff! I remember that post!

Gewels: Yes, Steve loved the poem AND the drink! BLEC!

Chase: Try it if you can get it or the next time you're in US or Canada.

Coll: Thanks! It's all true! Man, I'm really in the minority here!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogger gr said...

Funny you mention it: I just had a diet Dr Pepper. I have always loved it. It is strange though, I couldn't descibe it.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

I always like crush grape and orange best. Don't drink much soda now, occasionally an Origina.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogger Mike M said...

Great poem!! I love Crush!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How great that they now do make a Diet Grape...And it wouldn't bother me to have to buy the case cause I always LOVED Cream Soda from the time I was a kid...But I hardly drink any soda at all anymore....occassionally a little Ginger Ale...Regular....But there was a 44 years ago or more I drank 5 or 6 Diet Sodas a day....But that has not been the case for over thirty years.

I LOVE your is really dear!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Gr: I can! Blec! Cough syrup!

Colleen: What's Origina?

Mike M: Thanks! I guess Orange was the original flavour.

Old Old Lady of Hills: Thanks! Do you remember cream soda sometimes being white? I liked the pink since I thought it was party pop! Or like champagne!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogger GrizzBabe said...

I LOVE Dr. Pepper! I take the diet stuff intravenously.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Blogger LynClay said...

Oh I just love your poem this week M.O.I., it rocks!! I used to love orange crush when I was a kid and you have got to try the original moonpies made in Tennessee. they are so awesomely good! I grew up in Kentucky and I remember the RC colas too.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


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