March 2019 SOLC–Day 10
A huge thank you to Two Writing Teachers for all that they do to create an amazing community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and grow.
In a burst of optimism (or insanity), after signing up for the 2019 SOL Challenge last month, I signed up for Laura Shovan’s March Poetry Challenge. This challenge posts daily photos of food as poetry prompts. Ideally, you respond each day in a private Facebook group. Yup. Do the math–Two daily challenges. With unusual foresight, I made it clear when joining the poetry group that my participation would be less than 100%. I just didn’t realize how much less! Sigh.
So, with the weekend and extra writing time ahead of me, I visited the Facebook site early Saturday morning. Instead of a collection of photos and poetry, I discovered a bit of a brouhaha. Yesterday’s beet photo and its accompanying comments/poems had gone missing! P.I. (Poetry Instigator) Laura Shovan was quickly on the job and got to the root of it all! She informed us that she’d inquired and that Facebook reported that the photo had been tagged as inappropriate. What?! Well, this is clearly a compliment to the photographer!
The incident has been resolved and the photo restored, but the whole thing tickled my funny bone. I kept having random odd beet-thoughts popping into my mind.
Beets look innocent…until they’re not.
Brazen crimson beets! The color should have warned us…as damning as the letter “A” in the vegetable world. (And what does this say about radishes?)
Tubers…just say it. It even sounds inappropriate.
Beets…clearly at the root of all our problems.
Ultimately after endlessly amusing myself, I wrote this limerick:
With Thanks to Facebook for their Vigilance
The beets always look so suspicious
their intent is clearly malicious
their raw earthy flavor
too tempting to savor
Thank heavens we’re saved from beet dishes!
©Molly Hogan, 2019