The Onion War


So it all started out innocently enough

I was just preparing to make shrimp with stuff

In determination, I held tight to my sharp knife

Silently sent a sorry to what would undergo strife.

But if I thought I was in ultimate control

Then my perception crashed soon to the floor…

Though I held the knife,

Which danger is its life

What that round thing was about to do,

Must’ve undoubtedly done the same to you…

There you are, sunshine thoughts in your head

Yet the onion plans revenge while it’s being shred

Despite the smile inside you, one eye begins to burn

And as soon as you blink quicker, it’s the other eye’s turn!

You grab another onion firmly and chop faster now

Yet this onion thinks of the same revenge plot – how?

You’re quite shocked when a tear slides your face

But you refuse to quit because you can’t lose this race!

So you chop chop chop in a frantic frenzy

Perhaps you looked depressed and a little crazy

You take a pause when the tears literally pour

Relax for a few seconds, then brace yourself for more.

But surprisingly enough, no more tears did come

Perhaps after the battle, they were all done

I suspiciously glared at the onions, both chopped and whole

And numbly realized they were giving up and letting me take control.

Long story short:

Onions do look quite innocent enough…

Even if that innocence can be merely a bluff.


P.S.: Please don’t ask me why I wrote this. It was an in-the-moment-while-the-onion-was-making-me-cry thing.


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