Friday, March 8, 2013

CUPID'S ARROW: A tiny piece of heaven wrapped in a little paper cup.

A PROFESSION OF TRUE LOVE

 By Bethany Crandell at the request of Julie Cizenski


In nineteen-hundred and twenty-eight, 
two unfamiliar souls shared their very first date. 

The chocolate bar so rich and so sweet, 
on its own a decadent, PMS-numbing treat, 
was lonely and bored, in search of a companion, 
a partner for life whom it would never abandon. 

And then there was peanut butter, 
(PB to its friends) 
whose deliciousness knew no boundaries--no ends. 
Salty and sweet, creamy and thick, 
to the roof of your mouth forever will stick. 

Their meeting was angst-filled, as first dates often are. 
Nervous giggles, bashful glances, awkward silence in the car. 

But before long their nervousness disappeared like a ghost, 
and the two shades of brown partook in a toast. 
Over cocktails and dancing, they laughed and they mingled, 
flirting and flitting, while their innards did tingle. 

An unlikely duo? Possibly so. 
But wait! You've no idea where this story will go. 

From the club to the backseat of a Model T Ford, 
they unscrewed and unwrapped, and cried out, "Good Lord!"
The trumpets did blare, the angels did sing, 
and out from the car emerged the most heavenly thing. 

Nestled inside thin, waxy brown paper, 
with scalloped edges and in the shape of a wafer. 
It smelled of divinity and all things that are right, 
and made even the bleakest of futures look bright. 

The perfect combination of salty and sweet, 
even Jesus himself wept for this divine fete. 
Born of two opposites clearly made for each other, 
the little chocolate cup filled with peanut butter.


(Yummy photo courtesy my Flickr pal, Bob Fornal)

33 comments:

  1. Divine! Love it, Bethany!
    *Waving hello to my mother-in-law who shot the Arrow! Hi, Julie!*

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    1. AW...Your M.I.L knows the key to my ♥. I loves me some peanut butter cups. Next time you see her, give her a big squeeze for me. This was fun!

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  2. Salty and sweet: the perfect combination!

    Heheh, I love this section...
    "From the club to the backseat of a Model T Ford,
    they unscrewed and unwrapped and cried out, "Good Lord!"

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    1. I wrote that bit with you in mind, Phresh. ;)

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  3. Any Cupid's Arrow response that mentions PMS, peanut butter cups, and Jesus is a win in my book! Good job! ;)

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    1. For the record, I did do research while writing this post. And I was PMSing.

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  4. oh. my. sweet. lord. i LOOOOOOOOVED this.

    "before long their nervousness disappeared like a ghost,
    and the two shades of brown partook in a toast."

    Crandell, you are the peanut butter to my writing day chocolate treats. AWESOME job on this!

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    1. Maniscalco and Crandell go together like chocolate and peanut butter. ♪♫ 80s music and cocktails.♪♫♪♫ It's all about synchronicity.

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    2. mmmmmh. we should make a chocolate peanut butter cocktails...

      *searches google for recipes*

      love you, pal!

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  5. I love chocolate and I love poetry! This makes it awesome! (-:

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    1. Thanks, Fida. I love both too. And guacamole. Sadly, no one challenged us with a guacamole or avocado related arrow. *hints*

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  6. Bahahaha! This was a BEAUTFUL sonnet of undying love and gluttony. Pony stole my fave line, so I'll just toast you with a peanut butter cup (for breakfast, yeah!) and go on my merry way. I <3 this series, BTW!

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    1. This series is FUN!! Some of our arrow-shooters are just plain mean. Which is SO awesome!

      Oh, and considering you don't eat breakfast until lunchtime, I think it's okay. (◕‿-)

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    2. Hehe. I love how well you know me. ♥˘⌣˘♥

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  7. Bravo, bravo!! I should've hired you to write my wedding vows, since my first date with hubby was remarkably similar--J/K (no backseats were involved . . . that came later). Ahem . . . anyway, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, chocolate and peanut butter getting it on, which, by the way, is something I never thought I'd be forced to imagine--thank you for that, lol ;)

    This was awesome, Bethany (I expect nothing less from you)!!! <3 you!



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    1. I actually took photos of the event, but my mom said they were too graphic to post. #modest

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  8. Hahahahahahaha- this made my day. Dr. Seuss has nothing on you!!! LOVE this, and I'm off to go eat some candy!!! <3

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    1. I cannot compete with green eggs and ham,
      but grateful for your affection I am, I am!

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  9. HA! You must be a mind reader to know that Reese's are mine AND my daughter's FAVORITE EVER! Now I want a whole bag! This was beyond epic. I love your mind...even though it scares most people! ;) Love this! Love you!
    May your day be filled with peanut butter cups!

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    1. Aw, thanks Suzanne!! PB cups are my household's favorite too. In fact, my 10 year-old was reading the "I love you" note I tucked into her lunch last week. Apparently she read it to her friends and said, "If she really loved me, there'd be a peanut butter cup in here."

      Thankfully, I tossed one of the little snack-sized Easter ones in there, too. Whew. I can now, officially, accept my Mother of the Year Award!!

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  10. Bowing to your awesomeness! This is great, Bethany! Love "PMS Numbing treat"

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    1. *taps JRB's head with wand of appreciation*
      I'm all about numbing the hormones.

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  11. That's my soul mate you're talking about, Rook, and I'm the jealous type >:(

    LOL

    Great job!

    -Owly

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    1. Owly poo, I would wrap you up in a brown paper cup and eat ya--that's how much I love you.

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  12. Peanut butter....whata slut! Too cute Rook, love your talented guts :-)

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    1. Hey. Peanut butter trades even with smokes. I'm just sayin'... #jailhousetradingco.

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  13. This is EPIC. And needs to be sent to Reese's as their next big publicity release ASAP.

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    1. *scratches head and ponders*

      You know, their marketing has been lagging ever since the, "YOU PUT YOUR PEANUT BUTTER IN MY CHOCOLATE!" "NO! YOU PUT YOUR CHOCOLATE IN MY PEANUT BUTTER!" campaign.

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  14. Love it, thanks so much Bethany. Love my peanut butter cups too. Waving Hi an Anne, and to all of the other talented authors here too.

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    1. This was a brilliant arrow, Julie! So much fun!! Thanks for playing along with us!

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