photo credit: Bob Adelman, 1965
Followed me at every turn,
Turning shopping into research,
Label-reading into a strange art.
Which was better--
Chicken Noodle, or Chicken with Rice?
Beefy Bean, or Bean with Bacon?
I read the red and white labels,
Read them again,
And finally, painfully,
Made a choice.
"And," as Frost said,
"That has made all the difference."
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
(1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV)
I based this poem on the thoughts that came when seeing this old photo. Not until after I wrote the poem did I realize that the fellow in the photo is Andy Warhol, who became famous for painting a picture of a can of soup. I wonder...did he ever pay any royalties to the person who designed the soup can?
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