Friday, November 2, 2012

Ode to Tootsie Rolls

The Tootsie Roll. My life wouldn't the same without thee.
You are soft and chewy. You are shaped unpleasantly.
Your color is not pleasing to the eye but I look past that.
Your odd taste is delicious.

I like you rolled up in paper,
I like you tucked inside of a pop.
I like you tiny,
I like you long and skinny,
I like you any which way you are.

Your flavors vary. Traditional is my favorite.
Some people don't like you.
Those people are no friends of mine.

If you are near, I find comfort in your presence.
But it is a mixed feeling, for if I consume too much of you,
I feel sick. And guilty.

Oh Tootsie Roll.
Until we meet again.
Stay brown.

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