poetry

Quarantini Time

close up photo of martini with olives
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Challenge Accepted

A friend asked me to write a poem call “Quarantini” about a martini related to COVID-19, of course using some humor. I wrote the poem, which sounded like a ditty and changed it up. This may be my worse poem ever and I am letting it play.

Quarantini Time

When COVID-19 came along

My friend suggested I write a poem

All about a new martini

Given the name quarantini

 

In what they call a quarantine

Many people stay unseen

Keeping in their houses closed

Running out for a reload

 

Life becomes about books and TV

Some will party on with sad glee

Cooking and cleaning and eating freely

Some will have highballs and martinis

 

This is where my friend comes in

With some vodka and some gin

Mixing with vermouth for them

Landing olives by the rim

 

Deciding to try something new

To match colors to be true

A concoction to show no defeat

They came up with the quarantini

 

The colors that we tend to see

Are pinks and whites and crystallies

In little balls of spikes and spheres

To look at it would not bring fear

 

It’s like an ornament or candy

But getting it would not be dandy

This stuff is not to be played with

Unless you have a life to give

 

Mindful seriousness you see

It’s hard to come up with a drink

Try they tended and pulled it off

Downed it with nary a cough

 

This is the magic of this concoction

A patent would not be an option

It’s not that kind of beverage

Just trying to give humor leverage

 

If you want to know the mix

Simply it’s an easy fix

Using booze or soda or juice

Shake with ice and strain it smooth

 

It can be made with garnishes or not

Depends on what you’ve got in stock

Tastes vary tart or sweet or dry

Mattering not what when or why

 

If you’ve figured it out by now

The quarantini recipe is not about how

It depends on what is in the house

Leaning on if you can go out

 

Possibly it tastes like H2O

Depending on what’s on hand to flow

It’s about the attitude of positivity

We all can have a quarantini

This came from my prompt for National Poetry Month – There is a new prompt daily, so be sure to check in!

 

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