Friday, July 29, 2005

Ode to the Ode

Sometimes I write odes. Ode to things i like or feel like are a major part of my life or are a part of my life at the moment at which I decide to write the ode. I've written many. Here are a few. (side note: The HBLL = Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. I recall spending many many days of my life there during the time of this ode)

Ode to My Bitter Orange Juice

Oh, you look so tempting.
Oh, you look so sweet.
But beneath that sugary fa├žade
Lies a blanket of deceit.
I brushed my teeth just moments ago
And I apologize for sounding curt.
But that may be the very reason
Why you taste like dirt.

Ode to the HBLL

Who’s here for me each morning?
Welcoming me with open doors?
Who’s that old familiar friend
I like to call “Fourth Floor”?
Who provides me with a sense
Of security and ease?
Who is there when I slack off
So I can study and not get D’s?
Who serves as a second home wherein
I'd love to forever dwell?
I give Ode to my best friend
The ever-HBLL

Ode to My Chocolate Milk

So smooth and silky,
My chocolate milky.
Your straw stands
As a tall, blue flag.
I salute you.

(Remember BYU Creamery chocolate milk? Oh what I wouldn't give.)


Anonymous said...

What about the ode to mittens? Why'd it get left out?

I fondly recall the ode to chocolate milk. And, I fondly recall *drinking* the chocolate milk. Gosh, come to think of it, I live less than 5 blocks from BYU and ccan totally go purchase a chocolate milk whenever...I...want.

Bwah ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

Favorite quote: "I salute you." Jen, you're priceless ... as are your beloved odes.