I made a man
from marzipan and kept him in a box,
he told me
stories of the Candy War,
the day that
licorice took up arms against the sweets and chocs,
a fight the
world had never seen before.
licorice army had been forming underground,
support from jelly beans and more,
chocolates tried a treaty but no peace accord was found,
sides met behind the candy store.
A charge of
toffee apples knocked the gummy bears for six,
bons hit the flank with lemon drops,
platoon of spearmint leaves attacked the licorice sticks,
chocolate bullets helped the sherbet pops.
began retreating all the Easter eggs gave way,
brittle helping out the fudge,
heroic sherbet bomb raced out and saved the day,
he took the
highest hill and wouldn't budge.
phalanx of jaffas from behind a chocolate frog,
macaroons rush in and join the fray,
barrage of nonpareils shot by a treacle log
by a full-on wizz fizz spray!
were in trouble with the jelly tots too slow,
a humbug spy
sneaked in and stole their maps -
snipers hassled them they had nowhere to go,
and sent an
SOS to licorice straps.
rather quickly with a gob-stopper retreat,
the chupa chups gave in,
side was ready to admit to their defeat,
side could claim a major win.
faced each other and the leaders looked around,
bulls-eyes wanted reasons for a peace,
and syrup right across the battleground
the time had
come for bickering to cease.
chocolate bullet raised his hand to have his say,
his throat and looked around with pride,
chocolate-covered, proud to be, and candy all the way,
but also I
am licorice inside!
"We all can
live together, sugar content small or big,
every ball and stick and sweet.
The color of
our coating? Well, who really gives a fig?
as long as
children think we're good to eat!"
pastilles burst out cheering and the barley sugar cried,
made friends and hugged and kissed and such,
you can eat different sweets and they won't fight inside -
that is, of
course, unless you eat too much!
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