Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thursday Thoughts - Bethel, Alaska and Taco Bell

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Dear residents of Bethel, Alaska,

Did you enjoy your Doritos Locos Tacos bonanza?
Would writing the joy you tasted fill a line or a stanza?
I felt much empathy for you when I heard
you'd been told 'The Bell' was coming by some nerd
who only meant to prank a single 'friend'
and gained a full town of bruised egos to mend.

It was quite nice of Taco Bell to throw a party
to keep your cravings for their food hearty,
but what did you think of their latest invention?
(I haven't yet tried it and have no intention.
Despite a deep love for Taco Bell food,
that flavor combo looks quite crummy and crude.)

Was that wacky snacky worth being part of a promo
for a fast food joint to which you still cannot go?
To me, the trade off there seems a bit loco.
What about the normal tacos, nachos and burritos?
Chalupas, gorditas, enchiladas and enchirritos?
For the love of beans! (Por el amor de frijolitos!)

I'm sorry to point out, perhaps before you realized,
that this kind act may one day make your list of most despised.
You could try to raise funds through kickstarter or an imitator,
to try to taste more fast food sooner rather than later.
Surely someone there must think that it is franchise ownership time.

I hope Taco Bell cravings don't drive Bethel loco!
Do let me know your thoughts on the Doritos taco.

Here's hoping you'll soon be eating American style!


Rachel Hoyt
of Rhyme Me a Smile

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  1. Oh, this is so, so cleverly executed, Rachel. Your sense of humor really shines in this poem. Keep 'em coming!

    1. Thank you, Martha! I'm glad you enjoyed it so. :)

  2. LOL, Rachel. Yuk!!! Taco Bell? The worst attempt at replicating authentic Mexican food. 'Lord help us'

    1. Nene, I would NEVER call Taco Bell Mexican food, Spanglish food maybe. :P

  3. Noooooo Taco Bell for me :-). My daughter could whip up some authentic food any day!

    1. I'm an authentic Mexican food fan first and foremost, but a Taco Bell addict too (which is a totally different cuisine, LOL). Thanks for visiting, Pam. :)


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