Culture Free Verse Little Poems Poetry

Don’t Drink the Pink

In the Philippines
don’t drink the pink
pepsi

You might find
her a little too
spicy …

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine


8 comments

  1. The things we take for granted. 😕
    People laugh at me here because I make all my sauces etc for meals from scratch. Not buying pre made from supermarkets to them is backwards thinking. Time apparently is so precious no one can bother putting the love into a dish they used to. I find it costly and ludicrous to buy pre made food all the time. Skills out grandparents valued and treasured are going out the window. Sad materialistic world it’s becoming.

    1. It’s these simple things that contain the most joy. Buying something from a plastic container detaches us from the food, where it was grown, the sacrifices that were made in order for us to eat it. Making your sauce from scratch is a great way of praying too, your in direct contact with our creator who provided the ingredients. Thanks for reaching out and saying hello Jodie xx

    1. it’s actually gasoline/petrol. when i first got here in 2014 i thought it was Pepsi and couldn’t wait to try it (until my driver poured it into his engine) …

      sadly the driver’s here are so poor that they buy gasoline/pepsi in 1 litre increments (stored in Pepsi bottles) from roadside stalls. i’m not sure of the price of gas in the US but gasoline is more expensive here than in Australia.

      thanks for stopping by.

      mel

      1. Same in Australia (as in varies on where you live). Fuel at the moment in regional Australia is about $1.52 per litre (AUD).

        The drivers here have such a tight profit margin they run their tricycles on empty, coasting down hills to save fuel wherever they can. I was shocked when I got here, I just expected fuel and everything else would be much cheaper but it’s not. Not even close.
        Thanks again for your interest and supporting my blog.

        mel xx

    1. sadly the driver’s here are so poor that they buy gasoline in 1 litre increments (stored in Pepsi bottles) from roadside stalls. i’m not sure of the price of gas in the US but gasoline is more expensive here than in Australia. when i first got here in 2014 i thought it was Pepsi and couldn’t wait to try it (until my driver poured it into his engine) …

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