Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 23, 2010

Wait Until the Coffee’s Poured

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

WAIT UNTIL THE COFFEE’S POURED

Janice McLaughlin

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For holiday meals, the same rules apply

All families have them, there is good reason why.

Wash your hands before sitting, keep elbows off the table

Children should be seen not heard,

Don’t call your cousin a nerd.

Don’t complain because the kitchen swelters.

And whatever you do — don’t interrupt your elders.

No slurping, burping, or passing gas

If you need something, ask someone to pass.

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     It was Thanksgiving, I was about fourteen. Of course my two obnoxious (male) cousins were there, as well as three female cousins. It was the usual huge family celebration with both my Mother’s and Dad’s parents and siblings, and their husbands, wives, and their children.

     A meal that took more than a day to prepare was usually over in about an hour. This time it was cut short.

     I didn’t ask someone to pass the olives. I reached for them. At that moment someone was (more…)

November 28, 2008

“WORLD CHANGES”

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
“WORLD CHANGES”
THE PHOTODOCTOR

It’s Thanksgiving evening, and the Beanery Writers hope that you had a great turkey day. A friend of mine (yes, readers, I actually DO have friends!) E-mailed me a link that demonstrates one direction that writing can take. Visit it and enjoy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWwesAMPsLI

Meanwhile, enjoy these Thanksgiving stories:

A THANKSGIVING POEM

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

LEFTOVER TURKEY

To read a post about the birthmother in LEFTOVER TURKEY:

PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING, (LAMOINE) MAINE ROOTS

We hope you enjoy tonight’s post, a poem by our visitor-writer, The Photodoctor.

“World Changes”
by The Photodoctor

had a polaroid
had a disc
had a 35
had a 120
had a 4×5
talents expanded
world changes
in a key stroke (more…)

November 27, 2008

A THANKSGIVING POEM

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

A THANKSGIVING POEM

HUGH KERRY

On my holiday there’s too many great deceits,
“Leave it to beaver,” style songs that sing
With candle lights and songs of glory
Yet reality says it’s not the story
 
A working class man who struggles today
Earning (more…)