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Shift In Gears – dVerse

There is no way in hell I could resist this fantabulous challenge, issued by Lillian, for dVerse in which it’s all about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream… More particularly, the flavours listed below (the dates are when they were in service or laid to rest.  But here’s the rub.  We cannot write about ice cream, AND, we cannot change the names of the flavours.  The only thing we are allowed to do is add punctuation and play with the capitalisation.   We could use one or two or, in my case, ALL of the flavours.  Hope you smile as much as I did, writing this baby!  We actually visited the factory back in 2010 so… 

At the factoryChange is Brewing  – current Half-Baked  – created in 2000 -still going strong Urban Bourbon  – 2017 -still going strong Coffee Coffee Buzzbuzzbuzz  – current Wavy Gravy  – 1993 – 2001 Urban Jumble  – 2000 -2001 Dastardly Mash  – 1979 – 1991 Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie  – 1992 – 1993 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  – limited edition available July 18 to 25, 2008 Late Night Snack  – 2010 – 2014
Imagine Whirled Peace  – 2007 – 2013 Sugar Plum  – 1989 – 1990 Economic Crunch  – only in 1987 during the stock market crash
This is Nuts  2001  – 2002

A change is brewing, my dear

the time has come

What do I mean, my Sugar Plum?

It’s time for what?


I’ll tell you what!

To say goodbye, Yellow Brick Road

This urban jumble of a jungle

This constant coffee, coffee, buzzbuzzbuzz

This is nuts, I say, nuts!


This economic crunch forces us

to go go go, a dastardly mash

a non-stop dash

And for what I tell you?

For some half-baked notion

that more is more?


Well, it’s not

I wanna slow things down

feel wavy gravy while we partake

of the urban bourbon of life, slow-like

while we imagine a whirled peace

a different way of living


Are you in?  What say you? Wait.

How about this?  We’ll have a slice of

Miz Jelena’s Sweet Potato Pie, or,

if you prefer, some key lime instead,

And plan for our shift in gears.





134 thoughts on “Shift In Gears – dVerse

    • Can you imagine? I had erased one, thinking I wouldn’t use them all, then decided to and forgot it! Oh well, I couldn’t think of how to use. Glad you enjoyed, Bruce.

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  1. Q


    You scream, I scream, we all scram for ice cream! Okay, I always forget that last part. Probably because I’m one of the few people in the world who doesn’t dig on ice cream. And not because of a lactose issue either. I’ll partake, but if given choices, it’s not near the top of the list. Another reason why I might, in fact, be a communist.

    But this . . this makes me WANT ice cream. It’s delicious and clever and cheeky . . . just like its author.


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    • They are so annoying, those ne’er-do-well like buttons! And I thank you, Lynn. Very glad you enjoyed and this prompt really did!


    • Yes! I am so very glad you like. It was so much fun to write.
      Hmmm… me too. I hardly every buy the stuff because when I do, I have a bowl evey night until it’s gone. Just me. oinker. Of course, it might be an idea to buy those little itty-bitty containers…

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  2. This is absolutely splendid! 😀 I especially like; “I wanna slow things down feel wavy gravy while we partake of the urban bourbon of life, slow-like while we imagine a whirled peace a different way of living.”

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