A Senryu for my 200th Post

“Hey Candy. Crush me!”
I laugh. The gummy bear flew.
Twenty six pounds hurts.

“Gummy Bear Senryu” by the Distracted Pastor, 2019

I wrote this senryu to play a little bit with the “Games Night” theme at the dVerse Poets’ Pub. I have played enough video games to realize that it is sometimes fun to pretend not to know anything about them.

This poem is inspired by a twenty six pound Gummy Bear that you can actually buy. Who needs chocolates for Valentine’s Day? Seriously though, you could kill someone with that thing. I imagine it’ll make an appearance in a Dead Rising game at some point if it hasn’t already.

By the way, this is my 200th blog post! I have others scheduled for the next few days, but I wanted to say thank you to everyone who keeps encouraging me by reading and enjoying my posts, even when they’re silly. Blessings to you.

16 thoughts on “A Senryu for my 200th Post

  1. On Youtube there are videos of all kinds of giant food; very unique and difficult task. Then again, Costco sells ten pound jars of peanut butter, and mayonnaise in 20 pound tubs.

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  2. Well….I continue to learn at dVerse. Had to look up SENRYU. Enjoyed yours! A 26 pound gummy bear just sounds grotesque! Maybe it could be used as one of those frustration balls that you just keep squeezing in your hand? Except it would probably make your hand all sticky! And it would probably take kneading with two hands!


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